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Domestic Violence Awareness Month gives us the opportunity to join the conversation and show that we care about victims of domestic violence. The Women's Center is participating in the #VoicesHavePower campaign, with community events and media campaigns throughout the month.

#VoicesHavePower was created by the HopeLine program from Verizon Wireless to inspire greater awareness and participation in a nationwide effort to end dating and domestic violence. It's simple. Just share a message of hope on your favorite social network with the hashtag #VoicesHavePower or text a message of hope to #94079 on your cell phone. Verizon will donate $3.00 to domestic violence agencies across the United States for every message posted.

You can also show your support by attending events and programs sponsored by The Women's Center throughout the month.

Wednesday, October 1st - 7:00 PM
TREE LIGHTING

A tree lighting program will take place in front of New Bedford City Hall at 7 pm. Mayor Jon Mitchell will read a proclamation designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month before lighting a tree with purple lights to support victims of domestic violence and their families.

Tuesday October 23th - 5:00 - 8:00 PM
MEN WHO CARE
White Ribbon Pledge Event

Slainte Irish Pub
34 Union St., New Bedford

This is a free event to celebrate the men (and women) who take a stand against domestic violence. Men will have the opportunity to sign the White Ribbon Pledge. Come enjoy live entertainment by Sean Carney, door prize, raffles, cash bar while supporting a great cause. Take a stand against Domestic Violence and support survivors of violence, abuse and trauma.

Tuesday October 28th - 6:00 PM
ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

Join us at 6:00pm and march in silence from New Bedford City Hall to the First Unitarian Church to remember victims of domestic violence. This event helps create awareness of and support against domestic violence in our homes and communities.The First Unitarian Church is located on the corner of 8th and Union Streets. Those who do not wish to march can go directly to the Unitarian Church at 6:30pm. We welcome and encourage men, women, families and students from the Southcoast to attend!

Purple Purse Campaign
This is the last week - the campaign ends October 3 at 12 noon and the agency with the largest number of donors of $10 or more will receive a $100,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation. Support victims of domestic violence today. All donations on the TWC Purple Purse page support TWC programs and services for survivors, and help break the cycle of violence for their children.

DONATE TODAY... Thank you!

All donors this week will be entered into a drawing to win a Purple Purse. TWC donors who give $50 or more will be entered into a drawing for a special Purple Purse designed by Kerry Washington of Scandal.