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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and Family Support Center's Domestic Violence Program staff has been working hard to have special events and activities throughout the month to raise awareness and show support for survivors of violence.


Here's a sample of what's happening in October for DVAM:

  • "Ask an Advocate" community conversations
  • DVAM book club
  • "Letters to Survivors" project
  • Weekly trivia on Family Support Center's Facebook page
  • Purple Pumpkin Project
  • Look for purple ribbons around our community

For more information on how YOU can support survivors of violence, call Family Support Center at 715.723.1138

Maybe you're wondering, "how can I support survivors of violence in my community?"
Start with wearing purple! Purple is the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Learn about domestic violence, and how it's not always physical. Watch our Facebook page throughout the month.

In collaboration with area libraries in Bloomer, Cadott, Chippewa Falls & Stanley, Family Support Center is offering an Advocate-led book discussion for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

On Tuesday, October 19th at 5:00 we will be discussing 

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum. 

This discussion is virtual, via Zoom. Here's the link to join:

For more information about other events happening for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, call Family Support Center at 715.723.1138


Join our Purple Pumpkin Project!

Here's how:

1. Choose a pumpkin.

2. Paint your pumpkin purple.

3. Send us a photo of your pumpkin (e-mail to or post it on our Facebook page during the month of October.

Let's all show our support for the strength and courage of survivors of violence by sharing our purple pumpkin photos!

If you would like more information, please call Family Support Center at 715.723.1138.

Write a letter to a survivor

Our "Letters to Survivors" project will be happening throughout October.

Participants are invited to write words of encouragement and letters of support to survivors that are then available for clients at Family Support Center to read throughout the year.

Print this out to write your own letter to a survivor. 

Letters and drop boxes will also be available at our Chippewa Falls office, our CASA office on UWEC campus, as well as various locations with DVAM displays.

Advocates at the Family Support Center talk about myths & facts surrounding Domestic Violence