October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month,
and the Attleboro Public Library has paired with New Hope, a local non-profit organization whose mission is “Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence in Our
Community,” to provide information, books and resources for local residents.
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from a “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end domestic violence. Since 1987, The White House has issued Presidential Proclamations highlighting the month and to provide awareness to this issue.
Domestic violence affects women, men, and children of every age, background, and belief. Almost 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the United States have suffered severe physical violence by an intimate partner or family member. There are incredibly helpful local and national organizations available to assist with all types of information, assistance and advice. You are not alone. #TellSomeone
New Hope http://www.new-hope.org/ Toll-Free, 24-Hour Hotline at 1-800-323-HOPE (4673)
National Domestic Violence Hotline http://www.thehotline.org/ Toll free, 24/7 hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) OR TTY 1-800-787-3224
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence http://www.ncadv.org/
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence http://www.nrcdv.org/dvam/home