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Recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Someplace Safe this October and beyond

There's a host of events to get involved in with Someplace Safe in October.

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WADENA — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), recognized and observed across Minnesota and the nation each year.
Each year, hundreds of DVAM activities are held to mourn those who lost their lives as a result of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived and are thriving, and connect communities in their efforts to change norms and end domestic violence.
In the last year, Someplace Safe served nearly 4,000 victims across the region, offering crisis intervention, assistance with protection orders, emergency resources (shelter, transportation, meals), safety planning and support to survivors of domestic violence and other crimes, according to a Someplace Safe news release.

One of the reasons victims might not be able to leave harmful situations is pet safety, which 18-48% of women said was a factor. To help bring people to safety, the Wadena County Humane Society and

Someplace Safe invites everyone to attend their Annual Chili Lunch Fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Wadena VFW. They will be serving chili with fixings, desserts and beverages for a free will donation, with all proceeds supporting the programs and services of Someplace Safe in Wadena County.

Another way you can participate locally is by taking part in the annual Day of Purple, also occurring on October 20. On this day, show support for victims and survivors by wearing the color purple throughout the day. Feel free to get your whole office, club or social group involved in wearing purple on October 20 and make sure to post your #dayofpurple participation photos on social media. Free Day of Purple posters and stickers may be requested.

For more resources and information, as well as a listing of upcoming events hosted by Someplace Safe, including the 31 for 31 Campaign supporting local survivors, visit www.someplacesafe.info/dvam2022 or follow Someplace Safe on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Someplace Safe services remain as important as ever for local victims, survivors, and families. If you or someone you know is in need of support or assistance, contact Someplace Safe at 800.974.3359.

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