Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sponsor Umbrella

​This October, Umbrella is asking local businesses and individuals to show support for those impacted by domestic violence by sponsoring our work. 

Please consider a pledge to support our cause and gain recognition for your business in the Caledonian/Orleans Record, Newport Daily Express, our website, e-newsletter and social media as well as at your location. 

 

To download a copy of the sponsorship forms please click here. You can also become a sponsor by clicking the link below and filling out the forms online.

Click here to become a sponsor.

The Walk For Justice 

10/22 @5pm Join our Facebook Event and help us spread the word!

  • Featured speaker: Sara Jimenez 

  • Survivors voices will be displayed anonymously around the event 

  • We will start and end on the courthouse lawn in St. Johnsbury

 

Supporting Survivors

Be a support person for someone in your life who needs you by attending our Virtual Workshop: Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence, Wednesday October 28, 5:00 – 6:30. Email Henekis@umbrellanek.org to register.

Love Isn't Scary 

For the next three weeks our prevention specialist will be talking to children and youth, virtually, about what love means to them. The communication will be happening in whatever way feels most comfortable to the youth: email, phone call, video chat, or a comment on Facebook. We will also be collecting any artwork or writing youth submit that represents their feelings and thoughts about love. With youth and guardian permission, we will share these answers on Umbrella’s Facebook page!

If you have a child or youth in your life that may be interested in sharing what love means to them, please have them contact Chelsea at chelsea@umbrellanek.org.

Social Media Campaign

Umbrella will be participating in the #1Thing: Inspiring Action Through a Unified Message social media campaign; from the Domestic Violence Awareness Project.

Domestic violence impacts millions of people each year, but it can be prevented. Many people care and understand that domestic violence is a serious public health issue; they want to do something but believe their actions can’t make a difference. Every day, we have the opportunity to educate others about the impact of domestic violence and encourage them to take action. It requires the collective voice and power of individuals, families, institutions, and systems to use our collective “one thing” to lead to transformation. 

 

People’s behaviors and attitudes are shaped when they listen to the inspiring stories of those around them. The survivor’s story. The advocate’s story. Each community’s story. There is so much power and value in everyone’s one thing. When one person inspires others, there is a ripple effect that will have an impact on future generations. 

 

“What is the One Thing I am committing to do to end domestic violence.” The #1Thing message unites our voices while highlighting the power of our collective action.  

The key messages of #1Thing are: 

  • The #1Thing that will end domestic violence is our collective power. 

  • Healing from domestic violence requires our collective One Things.

  • We can all do #1Thing towards eradicating domestic violence.

  • Sharing our stories can have a ripple effect and can inspire others to action.

  • Our collective One Things are valuable for systems advocacy. 

  • #1Thing offers the community tangible ways to get involved in the effort to end domestic violence.

  • Awareness + Action = Social Change

 

To join us please print the placard, write in your one thing and take a picture of yourself holding it. Send us the picture and we will post it on Umbrella's Facebook page and you can post it on your social media platforms! Check out the statements below they may be useful in determining how to frame your own organizational or personal message to end domestic violence. 

  • #1Thing I want to share about my story 

  • As a survivor, #1Thing I need advocates to know

  • #1Thing that has inspired me to work to end gender-based violence 

  • #1Thing I want my children to know 

  • As a community leader, #1Thing I want to share about my community

  • #1Thing I do to take care of myself 

  • #1Thing I need funders to know

  • #1Thing that impacts my healing & resilience the most

  • #1Thing I wish policy makers knew about gender-based violence & its impact on communities • #1Thing my family could do to support my healing

  • Facebook has a purple ribbon 'Supporting Survivors' frame this month, please show your support and add the frame to your profile picture. 

Community Outreach

  • Look for our stickers at House of Pizza St. Johnsbury - Stickers with our contact info will be placed on pizza take out boxes at St J HOP.  

  • Flyers advertising the Walk & DV Awareness Month will be placed in food boxes that NECKA distributes.

  • Purple Flags - community members will be placing a small purple flag on their lawns as means to spark conversation about DV Awareness Month.  

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