Center Against Sexual and Family Violence begins Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (CASFV) will shine a light on domestic violence in our community, as October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Officials say they’re seeking  to spark kindness, belief and courage around domestic violence survivors and the community members who advocate for them.

Throughout the month CASFV will engage the community to raise awareness and challenge people to understand what domestic violence is, explore resources available to survivors and how to advocate for the survivors in their lives.

“Domestic violence often exists in the shadows leaving many without help,” said Sandra Nevarez Garcia, CASFV Executive Director. “CASFV’s role becomes even more important under these circumstances and why this Domestic Violence Awareness month we will Shine the Light to spark kindness and hope for survivors. CASFV is the spark for many to pursue a healthy life free from abuse.”

According to the Center for Disease Control, “1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.”

CASFV officials also announced the de Wetter Family Fund in the El Paso Community Foundation will match up to $5,000 in donations during the month of October. Monetary donations can be made via this link

Domestic Violence Awareness Month was made possible due to the generosity of our presenting sponsor, El Paso Electric. CASFV calls on the community to wear purple in support of domestic violence awareness and survivors on October 21st for Go Purple Day.

A nonprofit organization, CASFV‘s mission is to confront and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, in all its forms, as an advocate for safety and justice through intervention, education, and community collaboration.

24-Hour Crisis Hopeline is 915-593-7300 or 1-800-727-0511.

For more information about Domestic Violence Awareness Month or CASFV, click here; for our previous coverage, click here.