Domestic Violence Awareness Taking To Social Media, Wear Purple Thursday

WAYNE – Another way to support Haven House is to wear purple this week for Domestic Violence awareness.

According to a release from the Haven House Family Service Center, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and the group is asking “What is the #1Thing you can do to end domestic violence?”

Domestic violence is a serious public health problem. People want to do something but believe their actions can’t make a difference. It feels overwhelming. But change can start with one person.

#1Thing you can do is encourage your co-workers and friends to wear the color purple on Thursday, October 22. Connect with Haven House Family Service Center by posting your purple day pictures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hashtags #HavenHouseFSC #2020DVAM #1Thing. You can also invite Outreach Coordinator, Maureen Carrigg, to talk about Haven House Family Service Center and its services. Call 402-375-5433 or email to schedule a short presentation on domestic violence for your group or organization both virtually or in person.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Haven House Family Service Center, Northeast Nebraska’s domestic violence & sexual assault crisis agency, was created in 1978 in Wayne, Nebraska. Haven House has offices in Wayne & South Sioux City. The agency services a five-county area which includes Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne. In 2020 Haven House Family Service Center provided services to over 340 individuals. The motto of Haven House is to empower, advocate and educate survivors of domestic & sexual violence.

You can learn more about Haven House Family Service Center by visiting them online at or calling them at 402-375-5433. If you are in a domestic violence situation and need help call the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 1-800-440-4633.