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Posted on: October 9, 2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

House Lit Purple

 What is the Purple Lights Campaign?  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the symbolic color of domestic violence is PURPLE.  This initiative through Alexandra House involves asking residents, businesses, and organizations to shine a purple light bulb on their front porch, front window, or other public display, during the month of October to remember the victims and honor the survivors of domestic violence.  

What do the purple lights symbolize?

  • Take a stand against domestic violence
  • Show victims/survivors they have a voice and the city, faith group, and community are listening.
  • Offer support and resources for victims/survivors 
  • Honors and remembers those who have lost their life to domestic violence
  • Encourages an open dialogue about the topic

How to get involved:

  • For residents, replace your exterior light bulbs with purple light bulbs.
  • For businesses, use string light in store front windows or to wrap trees; purple spot lights can also be used.
  • Put a Domestic Violence Awareness Month yard sign in your yard (available through Alexandra House)
  • Encourage your community to join in the efforts to break the silence around domestic violence 

Help Spread Awareness:

We invite residents, businesses and organizations to participate with us and Alexandra House in a community display campaign in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a visual pledge to end relationship violence.  Learn more through Alexandra House.  

#PurpleThursday - wear purple on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 in support of domestic violence survivors.  

Learn more at Alexandra House


Alexandra House
 offers free and confidential help 24/7 by calling 763-780-2330.  
For emergency assistance, please call 911.  





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