OCTOBER

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Every October, we work hard to raise awareness within our community, educate about domestic violence, and to show support and solidarity with survivors. Learn more about what this month is all about and our efforts to observe it below.

Purple River Lights in Phoenix Park

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For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, local businesses and individuals helped us light the River Lights in purple! Thank you to all our generous sponsors for making this year's DVAM a success!

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Day of Unity - OCT. 6th

Oct 6th is the Day of Unity. This is a day where we honor the sacrifice of Officer Robert Bolton, our namesake. In honor of the Day of Unity, we have created two videos in an effort to preserve the history and evolution of Bolton Refuge House services and the social change around domestic violence, both locally and nationally. 

Phase one: History and Context

Phase Two: Firsthand Accounts

Purple Porch Project

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Every October, we encourage local community members and businesses to decorate their front porches and lawns in purple, the color of Domestic Violence Awareness! We look forward to the creativity that is put into these displays every year.