DVAM Recap

For this year’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), WomenShelter of Long Beach (WSLB) sought to promote prevention education every single day of this month by sharing facts, statistics, and quizzes to test one’s knowledge about domestic violence through a 31 day interactive calendar. We invited the entire community to participate and the response we received was better than we could have ever imagined. Thank you to everyone who participated!

In addition, WomenShelter hosted its 11th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event. The theme of this year’s event was love and this is why we named our event “LOVE Is…” We asked attendees to define and describe what they believe safe, healthy love should look like.

Again, thank you to everyone who supported our month long journey. Take a look at our DVAM and “LOVE Is…” Event recap below. Until next year!

We would like to thank all of those who supported and participated in our special month long awareness journey.

We appreciate every click, like, and share. It was only through your support and efforts that we were able to effectively share facts, statistics, and vital prevention education with the community.

We would also like to thank Bixby Knoll’s MOD Pizza for hosting a WSLB Fundraiser during this year’s DVAM. Many thanks to you all who supported WSLB by enjoying a meal at MOD Pizza.

A very special thank you to all of our sponsors, speakers, vendors, volunteers, and event attendees!


A Window Between Worlds

End Abuse Long Beach

Honorable Beverly O’Neill

Ms. Kristi Fischer and Mr. Joe Vanderhorst

Long Beach Rescue Mission

Mr. Mike Vela

Teachers Association of Long Beach

The Water Replenishment District



Supervisor Janice Hahn

Councilmember Al Austin

Teachers Association of Long Beach

President, Barry Welsch

Abigail Mejia, Senior Field Deputy from the office of Mayor Robert Garcia

A special thank you to Mayor Robert Garcia for presenting WomenShelter of Long Beach with a proclamation in honor of WomenShelter’s domestic violence prevention education efforts.