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Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October)
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in our community Waypoint is committed to bringing awareness about violence against women and providing services to victims, survivors, family members and supporters. Yet ultimately, we need the help of our community to create sustainable, long-term change in the dynamics of gender-based violence.
You can help!
On Tuesday, October 23, Waypoint will offer "Back to Basics"- a free educational training session for professionals to enhance their skills in order to provide better services to individuals experiencing intimate partner violence. Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 30 registrants. To register, e-mail Jenna at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, October 23.
Provide materials about domestic violence to your business, organization, school...or anywhere else you go!
Verizon Wireless partnered with Waypoint Services to launch a violence awareness campaign within our community. Materials, including posters and brochures, are available to address the importance of recognizing the difference of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Stop by the main Waypoint building, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up materials to share with your workplace, civic group, or anywhere else you go.
Be an example and dare to lead
Challenge signs of violence you witness. Intervene if you have a friend or family member that is showing controlling, obsessive, or abusive behaviors. Don't be a bystander.
Teach your children to treat others with respect - and to accept nothing less than respectful behavior from others.
Become a mentor at Waypoint to help men and boys learn to develop healthy, non-violent relationships with women and each other. Contact email@example.com to learn more.