October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Use our calendar this month to learn about ways to get involved, educate yourself about the dynamics of DV, as well as find community events to support or ways to help.

Monday, 10/4

YourVoiceMatters

Today, along with Kansas City’s Mayor Quinton Lucas’s proclamation, we invite you to stand with Rose Brooks, with a true sense of unity to end domestic violence. Because your voice matters.

Read the Media Alert

Read the Proclamation

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Also happening this week: Oct 4 – Oct 9! Stop in at Crows Coffee South Plaza and ‘dip’ your credit card to make a donation to Rose Brooks Center.

Learn More Here!

Tuesday, 10/5

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Respect their confidentiality. Visit any of our social channels to see today’s tip to help survivors. Share if it’s safe to do so. #YourVoiceMatters

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Wednesday, 10/6

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Do you want to support and/or work with victims and survivors? Do you work in healthcare, victim services, the legal system, etc, etc? Consider one of our October online training courses. Today’s course is Health and Domestic Violence. #YourVoiceMatters

Online Training

Thursday, 10/7

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What is a safety plan and how do you personalize it to you?

Safety Plan

Friday, 10/8

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Believe them. Visit any of our social channels to see today’s tip to help survivors. Share if it’s safe to do so. #YourVoiceMatters

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Saturday, 10/9

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Today’s #DVAM2021 stat is about our beloved family pets. Visit any of our social channels to see today’s tip to help survivors. Share if it’s safe to do so. #YourVoiceMatters

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Sunday, 10/10

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We highlight Emergency Shelter today as part of our safety and support services. When you all need somewhere safe to go, Rose Brooks is here.

Emergency Shelter

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Happening this week: Oct 10 – Oct 16! Stop in at Crows Coffee Waldo and ‘dip’ your credit card to make a donation to Rose Brooks Center.

Learn More Here!

Monday, 10/11

DVAM Text to give

Today, consider a gift to Rose Brooks with one simple text. Text DVAM2021 to 41444 and give the gift of safety. Or visit the text-to-give online form below!

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Tuesday, 10/12

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To #StayConnected with our friends and family can be an important part of a domestic violence survivor’s safety plan. Visit any of our social channels to see today’s tip to help survivors. Share if it’s safe to do so. #YourVoiceMatters

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Wednesday, 10/13

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Do you want to support and/or work with victims and survivors? Do you work in healthcare, victim services, the legal system, etc, etc? Consider one of our October online training courses. Today’s course is The Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence. #YourVoiceMatters

Online Training

Thursday, 10/14

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#KnowTheSigns Relationships with an abusive partner and relationships with healthy partners often start the same. Confusing, isn’t it? Visit any of our social channels to learn more. Share if it’s safe to do so. #YourVoiceMatters

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Friday, 10/15

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Today we ask you to consider a gift to Rose Brooks Center as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Your gifts help families rebuild their lives, as they walk toward a safe future.

Donate

Saturday, 10/16

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We highlight our school-based Project SAFE™ today as part of our violence prevention and community outreach services. When Ending The Cycle Of Violence Means Early Intervention, Rose Brooks Is Here.

Project SAFE

Sunday, 10/17

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Happening this week: Oct 17 – Oct 23! Stop in at Crows Coffee Red Bridge and ‘dip’ your credit card to make a donation to Rose Brooks Center.

Learn More Here!

Monday, 10/18

Monday MyOneAction

Week of Action! Everyone can do one thing to raise awareness or help create a safer community. Share a resource. Be a voice. Volunteer. Donate. Not sure what to do? We have suggestions. #YourVoiceMatters

Donate

Ideas to Raise Awareness

Tuesday, 10/19

Tuesday Talk About It

Week of Action – Talk about it Tuesday. Talk with friends, family, sons and daughters about the issue of domestic and dating violence. You can also educate yourself on red flags of any abusive relationship and what other resources are available. 

Facts and Resources

Wednesday, 10/20

Wednesday Resource

Share a Resource Wednesday – #DomesticViolence impacts us all. Today, you can make a difference by sharing resources for women, men, #LGBTQ+, and more. A full list of national, inclusive resources below.  And you can always share Rose Brooks Center as a resource, including our Safety Plans. https://www.rosebrooks.org/ Hotline: 816-861-6100. Reach out. Be safe. 

National Resources

Thursday, 10/21

Thursday Purple

Week of Action – Today we join the national movement and wear purple! A simple and meaningful way to raise awareness about domestic violence. Use your voice and post with #PurpleThursday. Share resources by tagging victim service organizations and/or Rose Brooks Center. Someone needs to see you… and hear your voice. #YourVoiceMatters

Friday, 10/22

Friday Follow Us

Share any of our SOCIAL channels with your network and ask them to follow us for resources and kindness. OR sign up for our E-NEWS (sent only with important stuff to share) today on our homepage www.rosebrooks.org

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Saturday, 10/23

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Week of Action – After a full week of action, today is the day we show all survivors they are not alone, and we are raising awareness about domestic violence. Download one of our images below for your social channel profile picture or to share on your profile.

I Believe You

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Take a Stand

Sunday, 10/24

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Use our Stand with Rose Brooks sign and make your own statement today! Share on social media why you stand with us, or use the following examples to make a powerful statement. Someone close to you may need to hear your voice.

Examples you can use:

I #StandWithRoseBrooks because together we can end #domesticviolence. Will you join me in supporting/standing @rosebrookskc? #YourVoiceMatters 

More than 50% of victims won’t leave without their pet. That’s why @rosebrookscenter built a pet shelter. Will you join me in standing with @rosebrookscenter? 

Stand With Rose Brooks Sign

Monday, 10/25

stay in touch

Let’s stay in touch! Join our e-news, so that we can reach out to you with happenings, program stories and successes, tools/guides, and more. Sign up right from our homepage at www.rosebrooks.org.

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Tuesday, 10/26

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Consider a gift today in support of the families and pets finding safety at Rose Brooks Center. 

Donate

Wednesday, 10/27

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Today we highlight our 24/7 Crisis Hotline as part of our support and emergency services. When you feel like you are ready to talk about your relationship, Rose Brooks Is Here.

Hotline

Thursday, 10/28

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Did you know we have all of our printed newsletter articles online? Check it out today and share this ‘snackable’ content with your networks.

Snackable Content

Friday, 10/29

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Do you want to support and/or work with victims and survivors? Do you work in healthcare, victim services, the legal system, etc, etc? Supporting those who have experienced trauma often takes a personal toll on the helper. Today’s course is Trauma Work and Its Impact On You. #YourVoiceMatters

Online Training

Saturday, 10/30

Life Saver Rose Only

Did you know we have a monthly donor program called Life Savers? Join a community of LIFE SAVERS who are helping families have a new, safe life away from domestic violence. Consider signing up this month during #DVAM2021

Become a Life Saver

Sunday, 10/31

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Our annual Cabaret event is Sunday, March 6! And this year it is both in-person and virtual. Each year Cabaret is an important part of our capacity to provide care to survivors, and this year is certainly no different. To learn more about this event or how to attend, FROM ANYWHERE:

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