The Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October each year. The FAP is committed to supporting Service members and their families impacted by domestic abuse through victim advocacy and crisis intervention. This year’s campaign is designed to promote the idea that preventing domestic abuse is a shared community responsibility and one that starts with a message of support of victims. Our goal this year is to educate and inform family, friends and concerned community members on ways you can effectively help individuals who are at risk for domestic abuse during a time of heightened isolation. We all have a role in ending domestic abuse and becoming a solution.

How to show your support

The Family Advocacy Program encourages the community to wear purple every Thursday throughout the month of October to show support for Domestic Violence Prevention. We are also hosting a virtual adult self-defense class Oct. 22, via Microsoft Teams, at 11 a.m. Participants can sign up by calling 571-231-7028 or emailing fbfamilyadvocacy@gmail.com.

Resources

The Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate 24-hour hotline is 703-229-2374.

For additional resources and information, contact the Fort Belvoir’s Family Advocacy Program at 571-231-7015/7017.

Follow Fort Belvoir ACS on Facebook and Instagram to view a variety of activities and videos that will be posted throughout the month to help promote safety and raise awareness.