First observed in October 1981 as a national “Day of Unity,” Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is held each October as a way to unite advocates across the nation in their efforts to end domestic violence.

Communities and advocacy organizations across the country connect with the public and one another throughout the month to raise awareness about the signs of abuse and ways to stop it, and to uplift survivor stories and provide additional resources to leaders and policymakers.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

6:45 PM

COUNTYWIDE LIGHT THE NIGHT

FOR HOPE & HEALING EVENT

Join the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County and our community partners as we host a countywide Domestic Violence Awareness Month kick-off event to light up the night for hope and healing! We will be in Coatesville, Kennett Square, Phoenixville, & West Chester and encourage all community members to come out, bring a sign, and help us raise awareness.

COATESVILLE EVENT

THE COATESVILLE GAZEBO

E LINCOLN HIGHWAY (BETWEEN 3rd AND N 2nd AVE)

COATESVILLE, PA

KENNETT SQUARE EVENT

KENNETT SQUARE BOROUGH HALL

600 S BROAD STREET, KENNETT SQUARE, PA

PHOENIXVILLE EVENT

SCHUYLKILL TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL GROUNDS

111 VALLEY PARK ROAD, PHOENIXVILLE, PA

WEST CHESTER EVENT

HISTORIC COURTHOUSE STEPS

2 N HIGH STREET, WEST CHESTER, PA

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 2022

7:00 PM

THE COLONIAL THEATER PRESENTS

GASLIGHT

DVCCC is excited to announce an awareness partnership with the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville to present the classic 1944 film, Gaslight, from which the commonly used term "gaslighting" originated. Proof of vaccination is no longer required. Masking remains encouraged but optional. 

 

This is a Pay-What-You-Wish screening with proceeds to benefit DVCCC.

 There will be a discussion after the film for all those that wish to attend. 

 

 

“This 1944 film is one of the few psychological thrillers that is genuinely psychological, depending on subtle clues — a gesture, an intonation — to thought and character.” – Chicago Reader

 

 

 

 

 

Every October in communities across Chester County, DVCCC "Paints the Town Purple" with ribbons hung from the light poles. Special thanks to Colonial Gardens in Phoenixville for supplying these beautiful ribbons. This year, keep an eye out for our ribbons at: 

  • West Chester

  • Kennett Square

  • Coatesville

  • Phoenixville

  • Downingtown

  • Oxford

  • Malvern

  • Parkesburg

  • Lincoln University Campus

  • West Chester University Academic Quad

  • Immaculata University

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WE ARE PROUD TO PARTNER WITH THE

BRANDYWINE VALLEY SPCA

We are helping raise awareness about the ways domestic violence and animal abuse intersect while also celebrating National Animal Safety and Protection Month by providing the dogs in the West Chester Shelter with Purple Bandanas to wear, and the cats with purple ribbons!

Support the Brandywine Valley SPCA's #DogsAgainstDomesticViolence as October is also National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

 We developed a book list - with both fiction and nonfiction selections - for you to explore throughout awareness month as a way to learn more about this issue.

Check Out the Book List Here!

Find a title and pick it up from your local library by visiting www.ccls.org

We are so grateful to our local libraries for helping increase our outreach in October - this year there will be materials & displays at Coatesville Area Public Library, Paoli Library, Oxford Library, West Chester Public Library, Spring City Public Library, and more! 

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There is nothing like a warm cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa on a crisp autumn day in October. To help enhance awareness, we have partnered with several coffee shops in Chester County this month to enhance outreach - with each location providing DV Awareness Coffee Cup Sleeves with their To Go cups!

You can find DVCCC's Coffee Cup Sleeves this October at:

The County Cup
C
hester County Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA
Chester County Justice Center
201 W Market Street, West Chester, PA 


Dia Doce/Cathey's Coffee Bar
100 S High Street, West Chester, PA

Soltane Café
138 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA

Saxbys Coffee at West Chester University
701 S High Street, West Chester, PA

Mary Pat's Provisions

The Market at Liberty Place
148 W State Street, Kennett Square, PA

Special thanks to The County Cup, Fenn's Coffee, Soltane, and Dia Doce for their support of this effort in 2020 & 2021!
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