Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence impacts millions of people each year, but it can be prevented. It requires the collective voice and power of individuals, families, institutions, and systems – each whose “one thing” adds a valuable and powerful component to transforming our communities.

Every day, we all have the opportunity to educate others about the impact of domestic violence and encourage them to take action. The #1Thing message helps individuals and communities to articulate and understand how our collective “one things” can lead to the social transformation we all desire to see. Many people care and understand that domestic violence is a serious public health problem, but they don’t take action.

They want to do something but believe their actions can’t make a difference, but imagine if 7.4 billion individuals each commit to doing one thing – this collective action will definitely create real social transformation. Change can start with only #1Thing.

#1Thing is about moving people from awareness to action. It inspires thinking about how they, as individuals, can take small steps that leads to real change.

#1Thing Key Messages

  • The #1Thing that will end domestic violence is our collective power.
  • Healing from domestic violence requires our collective One Things.
  • We can all do #1Thing towards eradicating domestic violence.
  • Sharing our stories can have a ripple effect and can inspire others to action.
  • Our collective One Things are valuable for systems advocacy.
  • #1Thing offers the community tangible ways to get involved in the effort to end domestic violence.


Click here to download DVAM Calendar of Events (.pdf)


 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel’s Creperie
201 West Walnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

The Coffee Station at Landis Valley
2351 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

Emmaus Road Café’
1886 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602

Lancaster Cupcake
260 Granite Run Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601

Lancaster Cupcake
24 West Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Lancaster Cupcake
Park City Mall Kiosk
145 Park City Center
Lancaster, PA 17601

Courtyard Café On Main
349 Main Street
Denver, PA 17517

Speckled Hen Coffee
141e West Main Street
Strasburg, PA 17579

Grand Central Bagel
245 Centerville Road
Lancaster, PA 17603

Sugarplums and Teas
403 Bank Barn Lane
Lancaster, PA 17603

Javateas Gourmet Coffee Café
1 Dutchland Avenue
Ephrata, PA 17522

Javateas @ Doneckers
333 North State Street
Ephrata, PA 17522

Lampeter Café
1702 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, PA 17602

Dosie Dough
45 South Broad Street
Lititz, PA 17545

Lancaster County Coffee Roasters
747 E Ross Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Cafe 301 LLC.
301 Locust St
Columbia, PA 17512


The #1Thing Community Pledge is a call to action, an invitation, a voluntary choice and opportunity to affirm your commitment to end domestic violence. Taking the pledge says that you will help end domestic violence by pledging to do #1Thing.

  • I understand doing/changing one thing can make a difference in my community and the movement to end domestic violence.
  • I will use my voice to stand against victim-blaming, discrimination, and violence to end the stigma towards victims and survivors.
  • I will use my privilege to speak out and create space for those who do not have the same privilege as me.
  • I will share my #1Thing boldly and proudly, and often, to inspire others to make a commitment to action against domestic violence.
  • I will also encourage others to embrace their own #1Thing to support victims and survivors of domestic violence, and honor the advocates that work tirelessly to ensure the well-being of all survivors.

#1 Thing Pledge


Associated Files

Sample Social Media Posts 

Social Media Banners

Social Media Graphics

#1Thing Community Pledge

#1Thing Printout

#EsUnaCosa Printout