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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am - October 31, 2015 @ 11:00 pm UTC+0
Tucson is dedicating itself to ending the silence of domestic abuse this October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Every 3 days in Arizona someone dies as a result of domestic violence. “The Pima County Attorney’s Office, Emerge! and over 30 businesses, government offices, and corporations are working together to ensure those impacted by domestic abuse know that they are not alone and know where to get help.” says Ed Mercurio-Sakwa, CEO of Emerge!.
Last year, Emerge!’s 24/7 bilingual crisis line answered nearly 6,000 calls from victims of abuse and provided nearly 19,700 safe nights to those fleeing abusive situations.
Reaching over 100,000 through an educational e-News campaign, Emerge! and partners are working to educate our community about the cycle of domestic abuse, an understanding that it can happen to anyone, and through community awareness we can save lives. This month-long campaign also includes PSA’s, billboards, posters, and displays in and around Southern Arizona.
Four ways you can help raise domestic abuse awareness by:
o Signing up for the educational e-News campaign individually or as an organization
o Participate in Wear Purple Day on October 23 to encourage DV awareness
o Donating Starting Over Supplies on October 23 at the SE corner of Grant & Campbell
o Attending a DV Workshop on Monday, October 12th
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Emerge! encourages everyone to get involved! Visit www.emergecenter.org for more information.
Community Partners Building DV Awareness: Arizona Lottery ~ Bank of the West ~ Banner – University Medical Center Tucson~ Cavett & Fulton Law Firm ~ City of Tucson ~ Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Family Advocacy Program ~ Freeport McMoRan ~ Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona ~ KOLD ~ Home Depot ~ Our Family Services ~ Peter Piper Pizza ~ Pima County ~ Pima County Attorney’s Office ~ Pima County Health Department ~ Pima County Sheriff’s Department ~ Pyramid Federal Credit Union ~ ScriptSave ~ Simply Bits ~ Southern Arizona Aids Foundation ~ Southwest Gas ~ Tucson Medical Center ~ TUSD Families & Students ~ Wingspan ~ Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona ~ United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona ~ Council Member Romero, Ward 1~ Council Member Uhlich, Ward 3 ~ Council Member Kozachik, Ward 6
Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse (Emergecenter.org) in Tucson, Arizona, is dedicated to stopping the cycle of domestic abuse by providing a safe environment and resources for victims and survivors of all types of abuse on their journey toward healing and self-empowerment. Emerge! provides emergency shelter in addition to crisis intervention, individual and group support, life skills development, prevention and community education. While the majority of those seeking our services are women and children, Emerge! serves anyone without regard for gender, race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.