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First observed in October 1981 as a national “Day of Unity,” Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is held each October as a way to unite advocates across the nation in their efforts to end domestic violence.

Communities and advocacy organizations across the country connect with the public and one another throughout the month to raise awareness about the signs of abuse and ways to stop it, and to uplift survivor stories and provide additional resources to leaders and policymakers.

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Thank you to those who joined the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County and our community partners as we host a countywide Domestic Violence Awareness Month celebration event to light up the night for hope and healing in Coatesville,

Kennett Square, Phoenixville, & West Chester!





Every October in communities across Chester County, DVCCC "Paints the Town Purple" with ribbons hung from the light poles. Special thanks to Colonial Gardens in Phoenixville for supplying these beautiful ribbons. This year, keep an eye out for our ribbons at:

  • West Chester

  • Kennett Square

  • Coatesville

  • Phoenixville

  • Downingtown

  • Oxford

  • Malvern

  • Parkesburg

  • Lincoln University Campus

  • West Chester University Academic Quad

  • Immaculata University

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