Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

If you or someone you love needs help: Call Community Resource Center’s 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-877-633-1112. If you are in danger, call 911.

In October, advocates across the nation who are working to end domestic violence devote this month to raise awareness, build volunteer efforts, increase donations, and end the stigma and myths surrounding domestic violence.

What you can do:

  • 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.
  • Believe:  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. You can also share our social media post below to spread the word.

Learn: 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. Domestic violence 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

The Iceberg of Domestic Violence

One of the most dangerous and insidious truths about domestic violence is it’s easy to ignore if it’s not visible. Similar to an iceberg, there’s a lot more than what is visible above the surface, and that’s true for individuals, communities, and cultures. In the depiction below, we’ve listed outward acts that society doesn’t accept, where survivors are supported and the offenders are held accountable. Ask yourself: WHY don’t we do the same with acts found below the water’s surface?

Domestic Violence in San Diego

Every 9 seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

  • There were 17,434 domestic violence incidents reported to law enforcement in San Diego County, a one percent decrease from the prior year. Source: SANDAG
  • There were 13 domestic violence homicide victims of which the suspect was a current or former intimate partner and there were 4 other homicide victims (e.g. family member, new boyfriend, bystander) who died during domestic violence incidents. There were 5 offenders who died by suicide. Source: County of San Diego DVFRT

Not to Be Forgotten – Intimate Partner Violence Homicide Victims (2019)

  • will be updated with 2021 statistics soon

Domestic Violence Incidents – SANDAG Report

  • will be updated with 2021 statistics soon

Learn: Education & Virtual Trainings

Our prevention educators are available to give virtual presentations and workshops to groups of youth and adults in our community who wish to learn more about the issues surrounding domestic violence, how to see the warning signs of abusive relationships and how to connect with professional resources at CRC and our other partner organizations. For more information, contact Luis Canseco, CRC Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Manager, at

Get Involved: Domestic Violence Awareness Events this October

Teen Dating Violence-PAL Peer Assistant Listeners

Monday, October 17, 2022  | 9:00 am – 10 am

Please join CRC and The San Diego Teen Dating Violence Committee for the webinar, “PALs Peer Assistant Listeners”. Intended for school counselors, social workers, teachers, administrators and coaches. Come learn about the value of PALs, a school peer-to-peer program, what it takes to create a successful program and how they can help raise awareness about Teen Dating Violence

Register Here

Purple Thursday

Thursday, October 20
Show off your purple with a selfie, filter, or new profile pic! Join the domestic violence movement in this annual tradition of honoring how hard we all have worked to shed light on domestic violence, reduce stigma, advocate for survivors, and work for greater safety and equity.

San Diego Domestic Violence Council Events

Here are all the events happening during October  San Diego Domestic Violence Council’s website

Connect & Share

View and share our video:

Social media sample post ideas:

Show #WeAreResilient for #DVAM2022

Print a placard, Snap a Selfie with Your Placard and Share on Social Media

Show the world what it looks like to be…




For the 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experiencing relationship violence, home is not a safe place.  Join me this October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month to stop domestic violence. Learn more at: 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. @SanDiegoCRC #DVAM

Download Domestic Violence Awareness Flyer

Virtual Meeting Background:

You can update your Zoom or other virtual background to help spread awareness about Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To download, click on the image, right click and save image.

Replace this virtual meeting background with new logo and this year’s campaign – Every1 knows Some1

Together we can stop domestic violence.