DVAM = Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Our voices are stronger together.

Join a local DVAM event! October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

What began in 1981 as a “Day of Unity” has evolved into a nationwide month of action that celebrates survivors and raises awareness not only about the issue, but also about the services available to help survivors and their families be safer. CCADV’s 18 member organizations hold local events during DVAM and throughout the year to honor survivors and engage community partners. These events are great opportunities to get involved locally as our coalition works together to create a strong statewide impact.

Check out these great local events with our member organizations!


Chrysalis Domestic Violence Services (Meriden)

Give Back Day
Thursday, October 5th
11:00am - 9:00pm
15% of bill donated
Chili's, Wallingford
Learn more!

Essence of Humanity Showcase
Wednesday, October 27th
6:00 - 9:00pm
104 Rosemary Ln, Wallingford
Learn more!


Domestic violence crisis center (stamford/norwalk)

Harvest Fest: Boots, Bourbon & Bling
Friday, October 13th
$250 individual tickets
Shorehaven Golf Club, Norwalk
Learn more!


interval house (hartford)

Jennifer Farber Dulos Memorial Walk to End Domestic Violence
Saturday, October 7th
8:00am registration; 9:00am walk
$25 registration (adults), $10 registration (kids)
Dunkin' Park, Hartford
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Breakfast with Champions
Wednesday, October 25th
Free to attend, donations welcome
The Riverview, Simsbury
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New Horizons (Middletown)

9th Annual Walk to End the Silence
Saturday, October 7th
9:00am registration; 10:00am walk
19 Grand St., Middletown
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project sage (lakeville)

Community Vigil
Tuesday, October 10th
Community Park - 10 Sharon Rd, Lakeville
Learn more!

Take Back the Hike
Saturday, October 14th (rain date - 10/21)
10:00am - Noon
Kent Land Trust Skiff Mountain South Trail
Free; registration required to communicate weather-related changes
Learn more and register!


Prudence Crandall Center (New Britain)

Virtual Light the Way 4k
October 1 -31
$25 registration
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"Silent No More" Candlight Vigil
Wednesday, October 4th
6:00pm refreshments; 6:30pm program
594 Burritt Street, New Britain, CT
Learn more!


Safe Futures (New London)

Annual 4K Safe Walk
Sunday, October 22nd
$25 registration
Waterford High School
Learn more!


Susan B. Anthony Project (Torrington)

Commemorative Wreath Hanging
Monday, October 2nd
Torrington City Hall
Learn more!

Candelight Vigil
Thursday, October 5th
Coe Park, Torrington
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Screening of the film "Herself (2021)"
Thursday, October 19th
Coe Park, Torrington
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The Center for Empowerment & Education (Danbury)

Safe Walk
Friday, September 29th - Sunday, October 1st
Any time, anywhere!
Learn more and register!


The Center for Family Justice (Bridgeport)

Regional DVAM Vigil
Tuesday, October 10th
Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater, Bridgeport
Learn more!


The Umbrella Center (New Haven/Shelton)

Candlelight Vigil
Wednesday, October 11th
Veteran's Memorial Park, Shelton
Learn more!

Sound of Hope
Tuesday, October 24th
Long Wharf Pier, New Haven
Learn more!


YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services (Greenwich)

Walk the Walk Against Domestic Violence
Sunday, October 1st
Bruce Park, Greenwich
Learn more!


Purple Flag Raising Over the State Capitol (HARTFORD/STATEWIDE CELEBRATION)

Be sure to also check out this great statewide event with CCADV and our 18 member organizations being held on Wednesday, October 11th @ 10am at the State Capitol.

Learn more




CCADV Purple Thursday


Purple Thursday is a national day of action each October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about domestic violence and an easy way for people to show their commitment to promoting healthy relationships.

All you need to do is wear purple - the “color” of domestic violence, start a conversation with your family, friends or coworkers about why you’re wearing purple, and then take a selfie and post it online.

It’s that simple, because each ripple of purple voices and photos online can create a tidal wave of awareness and change!heck back this fall for the date of Purple Thursday 2022!

Post a Pic & Tag Us!

Take a photo of yourself, friends, family and coworkers wearing purple and share it on social media for #PurpleThursday! Be sure to tag us!



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