Ever wonder how Domestic Violence Awareness Month started?  In 1989, U.S. Congress passed a public law naming October the month of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This legislation has been approved every year since 1989 with National Coalition Against Domestic Violence delivering excellent direction for this effort. Each year, the Day of Unity is celebrated the first Monday of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

 Washington Says No More is one of the many organizations leading the way in encouraging Washingtonians to say No More to domestic violence. We believe in starting the conversation and bringing light to a muted topic. We stand with survivors and we aim at educating Washington about the resources available for all who are affected by domestic violence. 

We encourage you, Washingtonian’s, to share your personal story. This will increase awareness that domestic violence exists in every part of the world. Whether you’re male or female, your story matters. 

By telling everyone how you have been impacted during Domestic Violence Awareness Month you are showing your support for others as they may be facing the same challenges. No matter what social media platform you use, your story is the most powerful tool during this month of October! 

Hashtag, #WashingtonSaysNoMore, to join the community of support.