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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.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020

Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 1, 2020 – DVAM Virtual Kick-Off Event
12:00 pm – Facebook | Youtube LIVE

Join Domestic Violence Services (DVS) of Lancaster County on Facebook and YouTube as we kick-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Friday, October 2, 2020 – DVS Virtual Benefit Concert
7:00 pm – Facebook | YouTube LIVE

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Services (DVS) of Lancaster County is bringing the community together through music! This special event brings together local performers and artists for an evening of fellowship and awareness to benefit victims and survivors of Domestic Violence.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – Silent Witness Virtual Vigil
7:00 pm – Facebook | YouTube LIVE

In conjunction with Lancaster General Health and Lancaster County Victim/Witness Services, join us as we honor and remember those we’ve lost to domestic violence and to honor survivors.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Economic Advocacy Forum 
7:00 pm – Facebook Live

More information to come. 


Sunday, October 18, 2020 – Bakers Uprising Bake Sale 
1:00 pm – Musser Park

Bakers Uprising is a collective of local Lancaster bakers coming together to host bake sales for organizations and programs within our community.

In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month – this bake sale will be to benefit Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County It will be held outdoors at Musser Park to keep it socially distanced!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – Speaking Witness: Stories of Domestic Violence Survivors
7:00 pm – Facebook | YouTube LIVE

Storytelling has long been used as a way to connect, a means to record history and a catalyst for change.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County, will host a virtual night of storytelling focused on personal stories of intimate partner and domestic violence.

If you’re ready to break your silence and share your story, you can do so by visiting any of the following links:

All of the events are FREE  – consider making a donation to DVS and supporting our programs and services by visiting

Participating Coffee Shops 

Domestic Violence Services partnered with several local coffee shops throughout Lancaster County to raise awareness on domestic violence. Stop by any of the participating coffee shops listed below to get your DVS Coffee Sleeve with your coffee!

Check back soon! The coffee is brewing! 

We’ll update the list once it’s finalized.


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Signs 

In collaboration with Whiteoak, Domestic Violence Services (DVS) of Lancaster County is offering FREE Yard/Window signs to display your support for victims and survivors of abuse. To claim your free sign, please fill out the form below and someone from our team will contact you for further details.

Although these signs are free, we’re asking if you can provide a donation to support DVS’s programs and services (min. $25). Rather than fill out the form below, please click here to make a donation or the donate button below. Put ‘DVS Yard Sign’ in the comment field and we will contact you for further details.

For any questions, please contact

DVAM Yard Sign

  • Cell phone preferred

DVAM Files

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#1Thing Community Pledge

#1Thing Printout

#EsUnaCosa Printout