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October Calendar Resources:

SACS event: October 7th , Topic: Gender Violence Awareness Presentation

HHC event: October 12th, Topic: Trauma Caused by Intimate Partner Violence Relationships.

The House on Mango Street Virtual Exhibit Presentation, with Special Guest : Cesáreo Moreno Visual Arts Director / Chief Curator of the National Museum, of Mexican Art in Chicago, IL

DVAM: Know Your Rights

History Of Purple Thursday

For many years, the color purple symbolized the qualities of survival, courage, peace, ambition, independence, and wisdom. That is why National Domestic Violence Awareness month has taken on the color purple to spread awareness and stand united against domestic, spousal, teen-dating, and intimate partner violence.

During the month of October, the color purple can be seen across agencies and on advocates and survivors as a symbol to exhibit solidarity and facilitate a conversation around an important topic. Domestic violence is not racist, ableist, or sexist. It is a beast that can impact all nationalities and relationships, across different religions, cultures, and class statuses. It takes on many forms, including physical, financial, sexual, mental, and emotional violence and abuse. It can be seen as humiliation, coercion, yelling, threatening, undermining, stealing or withholding a paycheck, and/or keeping tabs on a person’s whereabouts and much more. It tears apart families, becomes isolating, destroys trust, and chips away at a person’s self-esteem. Domestic violence can be debilitating to all those who encounter it, but that does not mean a victim cannot escape.

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CT Domestic Violence Resources:

Connecticut Domestic Violence Hotline

You can be immediately connected with services in your area by calling the toll free domestic violence hotline:

Statewide 24 Hour Toll Free Hotline

1-888-774-2900 English

1-844-831-9200 Spanish

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) Services

All domestic violence advocacy services are free and confidential.

Log into: http://www.ctcadv.org/

Connecticut Sexual Assault Hotline

You can be immediately connected with services in your area by calling the toll free sexual assault hotline:

Statewide 24 Hour Toll Free Hotline

1-888-999-5545 English

1-888-568-8332 Spanish

Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence

All sexual assault advocacy services are free and confidential.

Log into: https://endsexualviolencect.org/

State of Connecticut, Office of the Victim Advocate (OVA)

Log into: https://www.ct.gov/ova/site/default.asp

The Office of the Victim Advocate (OVA), is an independent state agency that monitors and evaluates how victims are treated by the criminal justice system in Connecticut. Please visit the OVA website for information on victim’s rights and investigational reports.