"As advocates and allies against abuse, how are we to respond when our favorite celebrity commits an act that goes against everything we stand for? Do we stop cheering for a sports team? Throw away our DVD collection of a certain television show? Delete music from our playlists? Boycott movies? Can we separate the art from the artist? Should we?
While we do not have the answers to these questions, we can offer you four tips to channel your outrage, anger, and disbelief for good." Via The National Network to End Domestic Violence
“People want concrete ways to be part of a solution, and that's where the #MeToo movement needs to go. Talking about victimization doesn't end victimization. […] We need people to intervene. We need whistle-blowers. Parents need to be great role models. Ask your school, church, civic organizations and youth sports clubs to be proactive. Walk the walk in your own home.”
Thank you, Governor Tom Wolf!
Find out how you can win this Purple Purse designed by Serena Williams and help domestic violence victims.
We will be randomly selecting a Facebook user to win the 2017 Purple Purse designed by tennis great Serena Williams. Enter now and consider making a donation to our Purple Purse Challenge, which benefits domestic violence victims. Donate here: http://bit.ly/2wtFkWa
Proud to say one of our own was named to the PA Commission for Women. Congratulations to PCAR Chief Public Affairs Officer Kristen Houser and all those appointed by Governor Tom Wolf this week.
"Yes, we do envision a world where not one more woman, man, or child is a victim of these unspeakable acts of violence.
Today is the day that we recommit to end...ing the horror of domestic violence right here in our communities, our state, our nation." -- PCADV Deputy Director Ellen Kramer
"In general, most mass shootings in the United States are related to domestic violence, according to research collected by Everytown for Gun Safety. Between 2009 and 2016, 54 percent of mass shootings ― defined as incidents where at least four people were killed, not including the perpetrator ― involved a perpetrator shooting a current or former intimate partner or family member." #DVAM2017
Our member program, Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties, is conducting various #DVAM2017 events this month including a Mystery Art Auction this Saturday, Oct. 7 at American Artisan Gallery in Carlisle.
Help us get to $500! Every nonprofit who raises at least $500 this week in the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse challenge will be entered into a drawing to win ...an extra $500. Here's how to donate: http://bit.ly/2wtFkWa Each dollar donated is reinvested into local programs to benefit survivors of domestic violence. #PPC2017 #EndDV