Shine a Light On
Domestic Violence
This year during
Victim Services is asking   
local residents to "Shine a   Light" on domestic  
violence by purchasing  
purple lights to display outside.  For the  
price of $2 for one, $3 for  
two, you can show your   
support for the efforts in  
our communities to end  
domestic violence.   

During October, we are  
asking community  
members to turn their  
porch lights on every  
night, but especially on
Thursday, October 20  for the "Take Back the
Night" March and Rally
in  Macomb.  If you are  
interested in purchasing  
one or more of the light  
bulbs, please come by the  WIRC-CAA offices or call  
309/837-6622.  Ask for  
Terry or Diane. 


 A Month of Activities Can Be Overwhelming 
 How About a Week?
 Domestic violence thrives when we are silent. If 
 we take a stand and work together, we can end
 domestic violence. Throughout the month of October,
 help Victim Services and the National Network to End
 Domestic Violence (NNEDV) to raise awareness about
 domestic violence and join in our efforts to end 
 violence. Here are some things you can do:

 Donate or Volunteer
  • Make a donation to Victim Services in honor of the people in your life who have been impacted by domestic violence.
  • Volunteer your time to Victim Services.

 Join in the National Week of Action

Wear Purple
  • Wear purple - the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month - during the month of October and use this as a way to tell others why ending domestic violence is important to you.
  • National #PurpleThursday is October 20, 2016.


Join the Conversation Online

  • Follow Victim Services on Facebook and NNEDV on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram
  • Change your social media profile and cover photos to show you stand with Victim Services and NNEDV as we remember those who have lost their lives and celebrate those who have survived.
The Effects on Children Who Witness Domestic Violence & DV Counts
The Headlines Tell the 

Children who experience and/or witness domestic violence are affected throughout their lifetime.
Domestic Violence Counts

A 2015 Illinois Summary of domestic violence services shows what we already know. Many victims were served but hundreds were not.

Your Action Guide

Join in Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Week of Action, sponsored by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

WIRC-CAA Victim Services is a program that has addressed sexual and domestic abuse for over 25 years and is dedicated to the health and well-being of children and adults. Victim Services' service region is Hancock, Henderson, McDonough and Warren counties in Illinois. For help, call Victim Service's 24-hour crisis line at (309) 837-5555.