Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2023

It’s October. You know what that means, right? Pumpkins, apples, and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Partners for Peace asks you to join us for a month full of opportunities to spread awareness and take action to support survivors of domestic violence.  #takeaction #every1knowssome1 #dvam2023


About Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Action (Awareness) Month (DVAM). Each October, communities across the nation join together to recognize the prevalence of domestic violence and honor those who have been affected by violence with vigils, walks, and other awareness-raising activities. DVAM was first recognized in October of 1987. To learn more about the history of DVAM, check out this infographic.

This October, we are have two goals: Connecting and Celebrating.


We are looking forward to connecting with our survivors and our community this October. Partners for Peace staff, volunteers and board members will be tabling, speaking, and engaging with folx all throughout our region. While most of these events are not open to the public, we hope you will follow along and cheer us on along the way. We will be in the district courts, at medical offices, and on college campuses spreading the word about the work we do and the services we provide. If your group or organization is interested in hosting a presentation, training, or tabling/outreach opportunity, email Katie Shepard at


50th Anniversary Celebration

We are hosting a special event on Friday, October 6, 2023, 5-8pm at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor to celebrate our 50 year old movement to end domestic violence in Maine. Purchase your tickets now!

Community Events & Opportunities

UMaine March Against Domestic Violence, October 13th at 3pm. The walk begins at Stewart Quad promptly at 3pm. The speaking program will begin shortly after at the steps of the Fogler Library. If you aren’t able to do the walk, come straight to the library!

Get Involved

  1. Donate to Partners for Peace so that we can continue to do all of our great work with survivors year round!
  2. Follow along and engage with us throughout the month on Facebook and Instagram (@partnersforpeace).
  3. Show up! Come to one of our events listed below.


This October, there are so many ways to take action against domestic violence and we hope you will join us. If you have any questions about any of our events or how you can get involved, please connect with Casey Faulkingham at

We hope you will join us in spreading awareness and taking action this October!