October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


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Monday, October 2, 2023
Domestic Violence Awareness (purple ribbons)

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence affects millions of women and men each year. Help us break the cycle by raising awareness this month.

Statistics show women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence – nearly 3x the national average.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of domestic violence, you’re not alone. There are 24/7/365 resources that can help domestic violence victims. Please visit https://www.thehotline.org/help/.

Learn More 

Our library staff have put together a guide full of resources on domestic violence awareness. From identifying different types of domestic violence to exploring ways how you can help support those who have been affected by it, the Rio library can act as a road map to help you navigate through this deeply important subject.

Read the guide


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