You Can Make A Difference!
What Actions Are You Going To Take Now?
- Write your local journalist or opinion-editorial section of your local paper to let them know how you feel about their portrayal of victims, survivors and perpetrators in articles related to domestic violence
- Engage in the conversations on websites and social media sites where the community can share their responses
- Check out our Action Alerts to learn about the legislative issues we are working on, as well as information on how you can help us forward this agenda
- Contact your legislators to encourage them to pass laws that increase victims’ safety and increase funding for domestic violence programs
- Vote locally and nationally for the people that support domestic violence legislation
- Discuss on your social media pages, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ your thoughts about domestic violence; Share articles related to domestic violence
- Invite local domestic violence programs to speak at your workplace, place of worship or other places of community involvement
- Plan an annual event in your community during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October)
Donate and Volunteer
- Support your local domestic violence thrift store by donating or shopping for great second-hand deals
- Use iGive.com or AmazonSmile when shopping or browsing online. Each will make donations to GCADV with each purchase.
- Donate to GCADV or a local shelter
- Talk with your workplace to sign up for employee giving
- Give your old cell phones to GCADV
- Host a “Cut it Out” event at your favorite hair salon
- Host a reception or event encouraging attendees to bring personal care items for domestic violence survivors
- Volunteer for GCADV or GCADV’s member programs
- Join a domestic violence task force
- Start a poster campaign by requesting materials from GCADV.
Friends and Family Support
- Treat your partner with respect, love and equality
- Treat you children with respect and teach them through your actions that using violence is not a value in your household
- Support and do not judge your friends that are experiencing abuse in their relationships
- If you know someone who is being abused tell them that the abuse is not their fault and they can call 1.80.33.HAVEN (1.800.334.2836 V/TTY) for help
- Read the Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Annual Report to learn about what you can to do to help prevent domestic violence related fatalities in your community
- Learn about your workplace’s and faith community’s domestic violence prevention and intervention policies – Contact us to request GCADV’s consultation and resources to respond to domestic violence in the workplace or in your faith community
- NO MORE is an overarching symbol, like the pink breast cancer ribbon and the yellow support our troops ribbon, that is bringing together all people, organizations and communities that support ending domestic violence and sexual assault in our society. Learn more about NoMore at www.NoMore.org.