October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) nationwide. The original purpose of DVAM was to connect domestic violence advocates around the country and region. As the month grew in popularity, it has expanded to involve everyone interested in learning about domestic violence, reporting instances and breaking the cycle of violence.

During the month of October, YWCA Pierce County holds Domestic Violence Action Month – moving the focus from understanding the issue to taking action to prevent and end domestic violence in our community.

Share your support for YWCA Pierce County and ending domestic violence by participating in community events throughout the month. When we come together, we have the power to build healthy relationships and a community free from violence. 



DVAM 2017 Events:


PAWS FOR A CAUSE
Oct. 1 to Oct. 31

 
Did you know the YWCA shelter allows families to bring their
pets to shelter with them? During October, local pet supply 
retailers, pet daycares and veterinarian offices throughout
Pierce County will be collecting donations that will directly
support pets living in the YWCA shelter.
 
 
RESPECT! PALE ALE
Oct. 1 to Oct. 31
Odd Otter
 
In honor of DVAM Odd Otter will be brewing a mixed berry
pale ale called RESPECT! They will be donating 10% of all
sales of RESPECT!  Pale ale during the month of October. 
 
 
DVAM KICKOFF
Monday, Oct. 2 | ALL DAY
Doyle’s Public House
 
Enjoy great food and drinks and help us kick off Domestic
Violence Action Month. Doyle’s will be donating 25% of
food and select alcohol purchases to the YWCA. 
 
 
253 CLUB OKTOBERFEST
Thursday, Oct. 5 | 5:30PM 
$15 entry fee - must be pre-registered
Rhein Haus
 
Join YWCA’s Associate Board for an evening of bocce, beer
and fun. Light appetizers and access to the bocce courts
will be provided. Kids are welcome and free!

To register for this event, please click here.

 
CUPCAKES FOR A CAUSE
Monday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 15
Hello, Cupcake
 
For this week only, Hello, Cupcake will be selling YWCA
Cupcakes. $1 from each sale will benefit YWCA Pierce County. 
 
 
STAND UP FOR YWCA:
AN EVENING OF FEMINIST COMEDY
Thursday, Oct. 12 | 6PM
$10 suggested donation
The Swiss
 
You won’t want to miss this hilarious
evening featuring Feminist performers. 
 
HOPS FOR HOPE
Thursday, Oct. 19| 6PM 
The Copper Door
 
Join co-hosts Chad Barker, Loren Cohen, Zach Dillon,
Steven Green, Toryono Green, Jonathan Grove, 
Matthew
Jones, Seth Kirby, 
Justin Leighton, Ryan Mello and Rodney
Robinson as they support YWCA Pierce County 
by sharing
a few pints at the Copper Door. You’ll enjoy great 
beer and
YWCA will receive $2 from every pint purchased.
 
 
VOICES OF COURAGE: STORIES 
OF HOPE FROM DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE SURVIVORS
Thursday, Oct. 26 | 6PM
$20 GA | $10 Students 
Kilworth Memorial Chapel - UPS
 
Join us for these true and inspiring stories retold
by local actors. Reception to follow.
To purchase tickets, please click here.