Thank You For Joining Us During The Month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981 observed by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national levels. The activities conducted were as varied and diverse as the program sponsors but had common themes: mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence.



MCCA Events


The Bistro Fundraiser - October 7th: 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

  • Catch the big show with all star drag performers! There will be music and fun. A portion of the nights proceeds helps benefit the program.

The Bistro Fundraiser - October 14th

  • Cover charge at the door for the night will go to the CDV program.

Gill St-Dine and Donate - October 11th: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverages will be donated directly to the Countering Domestic Violence Program
  • Make sure you let them know you ar there to support the CDV Program or bring the events flyer

Coffee with a Cop - October 19th: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

  • Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members together to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
  • Event will take place at Mid Central Community Action-1301 West Washington Street (Front Parking Lot)

Delta Sigma Theta - Donation Drive: October 15th, ISU Hancock Stadium

  • Join the Women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.-Bloomington-Normal Alumnae Chapter, @Illinois State University. Donations can be dropped off at their tent during the Homecoming Tailgate.

 CrossFit Influence - Donation Drive Month of October

  • Items will be collected the entire Month of October!
  • The collection location is 708 Walnut Circle Wapella, IL 61777

Silent Witness - Illinois State University and Heartland Community College: October 2022

  • HCC Campus: 10/3-10/14
  • ISU Campus: 10/17-10/28
  • The exhibit is made up of life-size red figures, each representing a person who once lived, had neighbors, friends and family - whose life ended violently at the hands of someone claiming to have loved them

Purple Thursday:October 20th - Join the National Movement

  • Wear PURPLE! A simple, yet meaningful way to raise awareness about Domestic Violence
  • SNAP A SELFIE! Post it with #PURPLETHURSDAY ang tag Mid Central Community Action on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Beauty Brands 2022 End Abuse Program: September 26th - October 30th

  • Beauty Brands will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of every Moroccanoil All-in-one Leave-in Conditioner to the domestic violence shelter. The popular Moroccanoil product will be sold for the special price of $20 (regular retail is $30). Beauty Brands customers also will have the opportunity to add a monetary donation to their total purchase to directly support shelters. The address is 311 A South Veterans Parkway Normal, IL 61761