October marks Domestic Violence and Awareness Month (DVAM), a month of activities that celebrate survivors and raises awareness about the issues and the services available to help victims and survivors. The Killingworth Women’s Organization plans on marking the town with purple ribbons in support of DVAM and to increase awareness. You’ll also see signs around town for the month of October to help raise awareness. Killingworth is a wonderful place but we are not immune to domestic violence in our little town. 💜
Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention (DVSAP)
The Killingworth Women’s Organization is dedicated to Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention (DVSAP) by bringing awareness of the issues, their impact on the community and ways to help through events, panels, and other means.
The Killingworth Women’s Organization supports New Horizons in Middletown, CT by providing clothing, toiletries, ipads for children and monetary donations to be designated specifically for the use of victims of domestic violence.
New Horizons, Middletown – 24/7 Hotline: 1-888-774-2900
Breakdown of New Horizons Towns Served:
- Middletown 39.7%
- Cromwell 6.1%
- Old Saybrook 6.1%
- East Hampton 5.1%
- Clinton 4.7%
- Portland 4.2%
- Durham 2.8%
- Westbrook 2.8%
- Haddam 2.4%
- East Haddam 1.7%
- Deep River 1.6%
- Middlefield 1.5%
- Others (including Killingworth): 21.2%
Due to caseload, we can’t get more specific, but it would be accurate to say “21 percent of all New Horizons clients served are residents of Killingworth, Chester and Essex.”
A Closer Look at What Domestic Violence Is
Killingworth Women’s Organization is fortunate and grateful to have collaborated on this video with Dr. Dorothy Martin-Neville on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Prevention and Awareness. Please take a few minutes and listen to Dr. Dorothy’s in depth look at
- What it is
- How it progresses
- What can be done
- And the importance of remembering who you are!
Isolation can increase the risk of violence at home.
If this is the case for you, use this signal on a video call to show you need help.
Folding four fingers over the thumb on one hand has been publicized internationally as the Violence at Home Signal for Help.
NOTE: KWO is not a trained or licensed organization for DVSAP. We simply want to help raise awareness, provide resources and help our community combat domestic and sexual violence.