October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to bring awareness to domestic violence and how it affects all of us. This toolkit includes activities for community members of all ages to raise awareness and create safe homes and communities for everyone.

Here are two easy ways to get started with Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

  • Wear Purple on Thursday, October 19th to raise awareness about domestic violence and show support for survivors. If you post photos of you or your group on social media wearing purple, tag HCWC or Stop the Hurt!
  • Fill out the I Wear Purple Because signs included in the toolkit to share with others why raising awareness about domestic violence is important. Hang your sign in your office, on your door, or share it on social media.

Get the Toolkit

Download Stop the Hurt’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month Take Action! Toolkit to raise awareness about domestic violence and get involved in preventing it in your community.

This year’s toolkit includes: 

  • Social Media & Newsletter Posts
  • Types of Abuse
  • Safety Planning Tool
  • 5 Ways to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence
  • Resource List
  • And more!

Please complete the form below and click submit. You will be directed to a page to download the toolkit.


  • Kiara Nicholson

    Kiara is a full-time cat lady with a passion for social justice. At HCWC, she is the Primary Prevention Coordinator – facilitating conversations with adolescents and adults on fostering healthier relationships and ways to make the world a safer, more equitable place. Kiara is a proud alum of Texas State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Sociology. Her passions include social change, youth activism, LGBTQ activism, and crafting. She doesn’t like taking pictures, but she does love Bitmojis.