October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Symbolized by the color purple, the month advocates for the elimination of relationship violence.

City Hall, the Department of Public Works, and the Youth and Family Services buildings will be lit up in purple lights to raise awareness.

Many people suffer psychological, emotional, and economic stress in abusive relationships and need counseling and support. If you or someone you know is a victim or survivor of domestic violence, find assistance and resources at:

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 866-331-9474
Care to Stop Violence at UMD

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