October Is
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Learn more about CAPSEA’s DVAM programs and how you can help spread awareness and hope!

DVAM October 2023

About DVAM

Someone you care about is likely experiencing domestic violence, whether you can see it or not. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men will experience severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. 1 isn’t just a number, it’s SOMEONE – a family member, a neighbor, a coworker, a friend. Domestic Violence affects all of us, and all of us must be a part of the solution.

Each year, advocates, survivors, and supporters come together and recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). CAPSEA will spend the month spreading awareness through social media, news outlets, and community events designed to engage advocates, partners, and the Ridgway community.

CAPSEA is calling on our neighbors and local businesses to help shed the light on this abuse, and to show your support by donating to local organizations, like CAPSEA, who provide assistance to victims and survivors.

We're Hosting A DVAM Rock Scavenger Hunt

Join CAPSEA this October for a Rock Scavenger Hunt in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month! We’ve hidden hand-painted rocks across Elk and Cameron Counties. Each weekday, we’ll post a new clue to help you find them. Found a rock? Snap a pic, place it back, and send the photo to us at 814-245-6172 for a chance to win prizes! 

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Donate Today.

There is no such thing as a small donation. Every dollar donated to CAPSEA helps to change the lives of women, men, children, and families in Elk and Cameron County. Every donation makes a difference

CAPSEA DVAM Community Events

Embrace healing through art with CAPSEA! 🎨 In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, throughout the month of October, CAPSEA will be hosting various art workshops to spread hope and raise awareness!

The first event is free and open to the public at the Creative Up. We are also hosting a series of workshops for members of various senior centers around the area! See event details below!

CAPSEA DVAM Efforts In The News

Check out this feature from The Ridgway Record about CAPSEA’s various Domestic Violence Awareness Month programs!

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If you or someone you know needs help, call our 24-hour Hotline: 

Elk County Hotline: 814-772-1227

Cameron County Hotline: 814-486-0952