October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DV Purple Ribbon with the word hope.

It is DVAM!

Check out the calendar of events below!

Scroll down to see all the details and links to more information!

keep checking back all month for updates!


October 1  

Wear a Purple Ribbon ” today and throughout the month to support DV Awareness;  Create a DV Awareness door  decoration to show your support and share it at #familyandcommunityresources; here are some ideas!


October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

DV Awareness Fridays  - follow us on instagram as we talk about DV


October 2

We are starting DVAM off with our 2021 Walk for Survivor Safety at DW Field Park!  Click here for all the info

Today is also the launch of the YOGA & MINDFULNESS CLASS with Andrea Hobkirk.  This is a bi-weekly virtual class for  survivors of trauma. Contact Sarah.Bloom@fcr-ma.org to learn more or to register or  Click here for the details!


October 3

FCR will join HUGSII Easton at the NRT Fair in Easton MA – The annual craft and food fair at the NRT Community Gardens, on route 138, across from the Moreau Hall Elementary School.  Learn more at https://www.nrtofeaston.org/harvest--craft-fair.html


October 4, 11 ,18, 25

#MentalHealthMondays – follow us on instagram to learn insights, tips, resources about Mental Health and DV

Wear purple!  Pick out your favorite purple outfit and wear it to show your support for survivors!  Snap a selfie and post on social media & tag us @fcr_inc on instagram! Get ready for National Purple Thursday 10-21!


October 5

Are you a female survivor of family violence?  Join our virtual support group.  For more information and to register by phone contact Dieja at 508-584-2809.

 FCR @  Stonehill 11:30 – 1:00!  DV Advocates will be in the Commons to chat with students for DV Awareness Month


October 6

Jadaiya Stanley, Director DV Advocacy Services will be live on zoom for a presentation on FCR programs and how to access resources at the Community Services of Greater Brockton General Meeting 12 - 1:30 pmClick here for more information.


Join Massasoit Community College/Unity Center: Brockton, MA  12:00-1:00pm - For author & advocate, and FCR friend, Lovern Gordon who wrote: The Legacy He Left Me- an in-depth and personal understanding of her life as  a survivor.  Rising from the ashes of 2 severe Domestic Violence situations, Lovern went on to establish her own awareness foundation (Love Life Now Fdn) and educates others to become part of the solution and provides resources to victims & survivors. Please contact Donna LeClair for any questions at dleclair2@massasoit.mass.edu .

 Join Zoom Meeting  https://massasoit.zoom.us/j/95229713331?pwd=RTFveXpidjZRRlJ3T0ZBaEs5S2pQdz09

Meeting ID: 952 2971 3331 Passcode: 555447


October 7

Learn more about Domestic Violence.  https://www.fcr-ma.org/s/DomesticViolencePresentation.pdf

 The Healthy Relationship Program is a year-long program for teens currently in high school that educates members on unhealthy dating practices, the causes and consequences of dating abuse, and the skills and resources needed to develop safe, healthy relationships.

The group meets every Tuesday and Thursday. Click here to learn more.

October 9

Be an Up-Stander!  Learn how you can support someone who is experiencing domestic violence!  Click here to learn more.


October 13

Thanksgiving Basket Drive Launch!  Each year we create 25 – 30 Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets for families in need who come to FCR for services.  Click here for our wish list of items!

 October 15

The BRA will be having a Resource and Hispanic Heritage Celebration event. As many of you know, Hispanics make up 11%                              of Brockton’s population and make up a good amount of the people we serve. The BRA will be doing a Farmer’s Market Takeover. On this day, we will be sharing information about our available resources in both English and Spanish. FCR will be there from 10am to 2pm!

October 20

Healthy Relationships Program & the Women in The NAACP Brockton Area branch will be holding a training/outreach event/seminar for youth in the community.  Click here to learn more!


October 21

National Purple Thursday! – Wear purple to raise awareness for DV!  Take a selfie and share it on #PURPLETHURSDAY! Tag @fcr_inc on instagram!

Brockton’s City Hall will be lit up in purple to commemorate DV Awareness month.


October 22

We will be celebrating the brave survivors who come to FCR with gifts of  “A handbag full of love” – Thanks to the generosity of Alicia Wells & The Restoration Community Church who put together some amazing self-care bags for survivors!


October 27

Health Imperatives Purple Purse Awards – members from FCR will be on hand to for this inspiring community event.


October 28

Halloween Treat Bags for the child survivors who come to FCR!  FCR staff has put together some sweet treats!

Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse is inviting you to the 2nd Annual Virtual Vigil

"Join us for our 2nd annual virtual interfaith vigil! The theme this year is Silence Hides Violence, and on October 28th from 6-7pm EST we will speak up together to break the silence." Click here to learn more.

linda siegel