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

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Use the #StandUpWithMe to show your support.



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24 Hour Hotline At (309) 827-7070



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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


Fat Jacks Fundraiser - October 4th: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with MCCA & Fat Jacks
  • All tips go directly to MCCA's Countering Domestic Violence Program.


Vicarious Trauma Exposure Webinar - October 6th: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


  • Vicarious trauma is the emotional residue of exposure that helping professionals have from working with people as they are hearing their trauma stories and become witnesses to the pain, fear and terror that trauma survivors have endured. 



Donation Drive - October 11th: 8:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.


  • Join us in the back parking lot of MCCA to drop off needed items        

Download Donation List


Drag Show at The Bistro - October 15th: 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. 

  • Catch the big show with all star drag performers!
  • $4 Shots (1/2 of shot prices go to CDV), Raffle Items, 50/50, Music and FUN!


Silent Witness at ISU Quad - October 4th - 7th: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Traveling memorial honoring adults and children who were murdered in our community as a result of domestic violence
  • 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.

Beauty Brands 2021 End Abuse Program - September 27th - November 1st

  • Visit 311 A S. Veterans Parkway, Normal, IL 61761 to participate or learn more

  • During the End Abuse campaign, the popular Kenra Professional Thermal Styling Spray 19 will be sold for the special prices of $10.98 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Neville House.


Other Ways To Show Support


Wear Purple Thursdays

  • Wear purple on Thursdays during the month of October and post it on social media with #standupwithme


Post A Picture

  • Post a picture of what it means to be an ally, advocate, or survivor of domestic violence on social media with #standupwithme


Make A Donation To Neville House/Countering Domestic Violence Services

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