Domestic Violence Awareness Month

A single ‘Day of Unity' observed by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 1981 quickly evolved into a full month of support and activities -- conducted at the local, state and national levels -- to raise awareness of domestic violence. On October 6, 1989 Congress passed Public Law 101-112, designating October of that year as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Such legislation has passed every year since, connecting those who live with the risk of violence and those who work to end it. Learn more at:

Links and Resources

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 (also en Español)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
1-855-812-1001 (Videophone)

Washington State

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Washington State Courts: Domestic Violence Information
Legal resources for victims of domestic violence.

Washington LawHelp
Legal resources and directory of organizations that can provide legal assistance.

Snohomish County

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County
Call the 24-Hour Hotline: 425-25-ABUSE (425-252-2873) for: Support groups, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, and domestic violence education.

Snohomish County Domestic Violence Resources


These library resources raise awareness of the issue of Domestic Violence in our society, and share the powerful stories of survivors.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month