October 20th Is Purple Thursday
Purple Thursday is a day to take action every year during the month of October, which is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, Purple Thursday falls on Thursday, October 20th. It is an easy way to create awareness around domestic violence and demonstrate your commitment to the development of healthy relationships.
Demonstrate Awareness On Purple Thursday 2022
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and domestic violence continues to be a public epidemic crossing all lines of race, gender and sexual orientation. Every year over 10 million Americans are victim to domestic violence, which can take many different forms including verbal, emotional or physical violence.
On Thursday, October 20th, we encourage you to wear purple to show solidarity with those who have fallen victim to domestic violence. Help is available to to those that need it for themselves and their families either through the services we provide or the programs available throughout Essex County.
To participate in Purple Thursday on Thursday, October 20, please share a photo of you wearing purple and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Domestic Violence Resources
Access Family Services, Inc. Sylvia’s Place Emergency Safe House (862) 444-3126 hotline (862) 520-3937 business
Essex County Family Justice Center (973) 230-7229
Family Connections: Dreams of Essex (973) 675-3817
Harmony House (973) 623-8555
Partners For Women and Justice (973) 233-0111
The Rachel Coalition (973) 740-1233
The Safe House (973) 759-2154 hotline (973) 759-2378 business
Saint Clare’s (Victims with HIV) (973) 643-0400
My Sister’s Lighthouse (866) 768-1987 (646) 327-5435 cell
Shani Baraka Women’s Resource Center (973) 757-7377
S.O.F.I.A, INC (862) 251-6791
Legal Services of New Jersey (888) 576-5529
Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-SAFE (7233)