Canvas Health, through its rape crisis center, Abuse Response Services, provides services to rape and sexual assault victims in Washington County. However, we also work very closely with other advocacy programs whose focus is domestic violence. These issues are linked and many times victim/survivors experience both.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
During October Canvas Health and Abuse Response Services are supporting our sister domestic violence advocacy organizations, including:
Please click the above links to learn more about how these organizations help victim/survivors of domestic violence.
Abuse Response Services and NNEDV
This October, Abuse Response Services is partnering with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and other state and territorial coalitions across the nation to start a coordinated national conversation about domestic violence and how we can all contribute to changing the narrative on this overshadowed, but fundamental topic.
More prevalent than most realize, one in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual identity or orientation, or socio-economic status, can become a victim of domestic violence. This year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1, strives to highlight how common domestic violence is and that it is more than physical violence.
Throughout October, Abuse Response Services and NNEDV will be sharing content on their social media channels to help raise awareness and educate the public on the complex dynamics of domestic violence. A Week of Action is planned for October 18 – 24, 2021 designed to engage advocates, partners, and the public in starting a national conversation.
You can also follow Canvas Health’s Abuse Response Services on Instagram @Canvashealth_ars