#1Thing: Safe Housing Matters

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Safe Housing Partnerships joins our partners and allied stakeholders from across the country to celebrate and honor advocates and survivors this October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). DVAM is a time-honored tradition evolving from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 to a nationwide, month-long observance involving a range of activities designed to: 

  •  Mourn those who have died because of domestic violence,
  •  Celebrate those who have survived, and
  •  Connect those who work to end violence.

A unified message of #1Thing moves people from awareness to action and inspires thinking about how individuals can take small steps that lead to real social change. This message underscores the importance of asking, “what is the one thing needed to create change?”

Change can start with only #1Thing. One person’s actions may seem insignificant, but together a communities' collective “#1Things” can lead to real social transformation. 

For Safe Housing Partnerships, safety is a core element of permanent housing stability for survivors. The #1Thing is Safe Housing Matters! Learn more at www.safehousingpartnerships.org.

Access the full October 2018 newsletter here.