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October 1, 2012: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Hello DHS,

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it is important that we continue to pay attention to this important issue. We talk about domestic violence every October as part of DV Awareness Month – but because of its impact on our clients and our mission – safety, health and independence -- it is an issue I believe we need to talk about more than just once a year. Domestic violence is a widespread problem impacting all ages, all socioeconomic classes, communities of faith, people of different sexual orientations and all cultures. Domestic violence has many sub-issues within it, too: