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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.


Join us Thursday, October 20th, 2022

for a screening of the classic film,



at The Colonial Theater 

227 Bridge Street,

Phoenixville, PA 19460

More Details TBA

Painting the Town Purple 2021

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 you'll find our ribbons hanging in:

  • West Chester

  • Kennett Square

  • Coatesville

  • Phoenixville

  • Downingtown

  • Oxford

  • Malvern

  • Lincoln University Campus

  • West Chester University - South Campus

  • Henderson High School (West Chester, PA)

We are proud to partner with the Brandywine Valley SPCA this October to help raise awareness!

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!

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 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 this month - check out the 2020 displays from the Spring City Library, Henrietta Hankin Branch Library, and West Chester Public Library and keep an eye out for awareness in your local library:

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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!

Special thanks to The County Cup, Fenn's Coffee, Soltane, and Dia Doce!