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: https://ncadv.org
Links and Resources
The National Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-799-7233 (also en Español)
Washington State Courts: Domestic Violence Information
Legal resources for victims of domestic violence.
Legal resources and directory of organizations that can provide legal assistance.
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.
Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADA)
24-Hour Crisis Line: 360-675-2232 or 800-215-5669
These library resources raise awareness of the issue of Domestic Violence in our society, and share the powerful stories of survivors.