2022 Domestic Violence Awareness Month

CRC Domestic Violence Hotline

If you or someone you know needs help, call our 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline:


Help End Domestic Violence

In October, we gather together to raise awareness, increase support, and end the stigma and myths surrounding domestic violence.

Please join us as we mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and connect with those who work to end intimate partner violence.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors in a romantic or intimate relationship that is intended to establish an unequal balance of power and control and is an epidemic, affecting people in every community regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality.

The Iceberg of Domestic Violence

One of the most dangerous truths about domestic violence is it’s easy to ignore if it’s not visible.

Like an iceberg, there’s a lot more than what is visible above the surface.

The more visible acts aren’t acceptable, where survivors are supported & offenders are held accountable.

Ask yourself: WHY don’t we do the same with acts found below the water’s surface?

How CRC Helps Survivors of Domestic Violence

Provide safety at our emergency shelter and transitional housing.

Housing assistance and supportive services for survivors of domestic violence.

Provides a safe, healthy environment for children recovering from the traumatic effects of domestic violence.

Offer counseling, advocacy and case management.

Present violence prevention education and training to schools, groups, businesses and individuals.

What you can do:

  • Learn  Learn more about CRC’s domestic violence prevention and intervention services, including shelter, transitional housing, counseling and education.
  • Connect people to help  Reach out and do it in a way that is safe for them.  So be sure to ask because for some, text is best, for others, a call or messaging through, for example, an online game is best since the abusive partner may not look there. If you or someone you know is being abused contact the CRC Domestic Violence Hotline at: (877) 633-1112.
  • Listen  Reassure them they are not alone and you will be there for them.  Your ongoing support is so important to isolated people.
  • Safety Plan  Help them think through what dangerous situations may arise and how they might respond.  Also encourage them to call a hotline – CRC’s Domestic Violence Hotline at (877) 633-1112 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline  at (800) 799-7233.  Advocates are there to help.
  • Share  Share CRC’s video that contains information on resources … the more people who know about our programs, the more people we can help.
  • Make a gift  Donate to Community Resource Center in honor of the people in your life and community who have been impacted by domestic violence.

Key Dates

Oct 6: DV Awareness Month Launch Event
Oct 17: PALs Webinar
Oct 20: #PurpleThursday

Wear purple today to show your support for domestic violence survivors and commitment to ending abuse

Key Resources

Social Media Hashtags

#Every1KnowsSome1  #WeAreResilient  #DVAM2022

Choose a Placard. Snap a Selfie With Your Placard. Share.

Get the Facts

For the San Diego region in 2021:
  • 18,185 domestic violence incidents were reported to law enforcement, an increase of 3% from 2020 the prior year.
  • This 2021 number represented a monthly average of 1,515 – more than any of the crime types with the exception of larceny. Source: SANDAG
  • According to a recently published article, 27% of women between the ages of 15 and 49 are estimated to have experienced some type of intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
There is an average of 13 DV homicides in San Diego County each year
  • During the last 22 years, 42% of the domestic violence homicides occurred in the North Region of San Diego County. However, domestic violence homicides occurred in every region of our county.
  • In nearly one third (28%) of the cases, the offender was a former partner.
  • The most frequent method of domestic violence homicide from 1997 to 2018 was shooting (45%) Source: County of San Diego DVFRT

Get Involved

We don’t talk about domestic violence. Because of that, domestic violence thrives in silence.

To be able to support survivors, and to prevent domestic violence in the future, we all need to normalize talking about it openly and candidly. We need to change the conversation around domestic violence – and we need your help to do it. 

As a society, we all have a role in changing the narrative about what domestic violence is, to whom it happens, and how we can support those who are experiencing it, and, ultimately, prevent it entirely. Every1KnowsSome1 who is impacted by domestic violence, and Every1 has a part to play in supporting our work to end domestic violence.

Thank you in advance for standing up for survivors.

Connect & Share

View and share our video with our CEO, John Van Cleef

For the 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experiencing relationship violence, home is not a safe place.

Join CRC this October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month to stop domestic violence.

If you need help: Call Community Resource Center’s 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-877-633-1112.

If you are in danger, call 911.


DV Awareness & Educational Events this October

PAL Peer Assistant Listeners Webinar

Mon, Oct 17, 2022 | 9:00–10:00 am

DV Awareness Month Launch Event

Thu, Oct 6, 2022 | 1:00–3:00 pm

Men’s Support Group

Every 4th Wednesday | 5–6 pm

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