Nationally, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. But here at YWCA Greater Lafayette, we work to raise awareness and funds all year to combat domestic violence and work to heal the lasting trauma it leaves with survivors. In October our work is the same, but we work with partner agencies and groups in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties to amplify our message that domestic violence is a serious issue in our community.
Lists of Events
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation
September 26, noon | Ivy Tech Community College
Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate based on class, race or community. It is occurring in our community every day, and we are on a mission to end it. Join YWCA Greater Lafayette as we announce the beginning of our October campaign to raise awareness for domestic violence prevention.
October Network Luncheon: “Breaking Free From Domestic Violence,” Presented by Mira Cassidy.
October 17, 2018 | 11:30 am – 1 pm | YWCA Greater Lafayette
Mira Cassidy will share her story in her presentation, “Breaking Free from Domestic Violence Among Social Norms.” Domestic violence can happen to ANYONE! Mira will discuss the extreme pressure victims face within communities and their need for a strong support system.
YWCA Greater Lafayette will also highlight and recognize members of our community who are leading the charge in fundraising for domestic violence services through our Purple Purse Challenge campaign.
Online registration is $18. If you would like to register by phone, please call 765-742-0075, cost $15. A limited number of spots will be available day of, so please register in advance.
Dine Out Against Domestic Violence
October 24, 2018 | 4 – 9 pm | Various Lafayette Restaurants
Mark your calendars! YWCA Greater Lafayette will be partnering with local restaurants to donate a portion of proceeds to YWCA Greater Lafayette. Check back soon for more information!
Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge
YWCA Greater Lafayette is competing in this year’s Purple Purse Challenge, presented by the Allstate Foundation. The Purple Purse Challenge is an online fundraising campaign where non-profits that serve survivors of domestic violence engage in friendly competition to see which organizations can raise the most money to benefit survivors in their communities. The top five organizations in each division will be eligible to win up to $100,000 additional in prize money from the Allstate Foundation.
Visit our Purple Purse Challenge page for more information on how you can get involved and support domestic violence survivors through our Purple Purse Challenge campaign.