We are steadfast in our commitment to break the inter-generational cycle of abuse with the unwavering support of our community.

Stats, Facts, and Resources

Did you know that Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981?

Click to learn learn the Facts & Stats.

Click here for a list of local resources available to help!


Try one of these activities to start the conversation and express yourself:

Sign a pledge to stand against domestic violence or make your own!

Zoom Backgrounds

Instructions: Click to view the full size image and right click to “save image as”.

Help spread awareness on social media!

Instructions: Click the image(s) below to view the full size image. Right click on the image, select “open in new tab” and select “save image as” to download the images you would like to use during the month of October. Share on your social accounts and don’t forget to tag us (@humanoptions)!

Help spread awareness on social media!

Click here to download a PDF of the social messaging listed below.

Click here for a list of other graphics you could use to spread the word on DVAM in addition to the ones listed below! 

  • Relationship violence can affect anyone, at any time. Let’s #SHINETHELIGHT because together WE are stronger! Take action now, click here: www.humanoptions.org/DVAM2022 #SHINETHELIGHT #dvam2022
  • Today is Purple Thursday! I am wearing purple/purple ribbon to show my support for victims and survivors of relationship violence. #purplethursday #shinethelight (Take a photo of yourself wearing purple and share it on social media tag @humanoptions.)
  • I stand with @humanoptions to end relationship violence in Orange County. Show you do too by sharing this post! #SHINETHELIGHT #dvam2022