The V Word

Advocating to end sexual and domestic violence


State and Regional Networks

Remember My Name event by Richmond YWCA

October 27th
Remember My Name, 7PM, Monument Heights Church (corner of Monument and Libbie).

Remember My Name honors victims of domestic violence from our community and provides family members with the opportunity to speak on their behalf.

For information about submitting a name to the memorial or for general information about Remember My Name, please contact Casey Emery at

“Behind the Make-up” a play about Domestic Violence

For three nights only the women of “Behind the Makeup” Monologues will uncover the ugly truth in a theater production designed to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence. This play, written by Jewell Medley, a local of Halifax County, and was inspired by Jewel’s own experience with of domestic violence.  When Jewell was 15 her mother was murdered by her husband, and after killing her mother, he turned the gun on himself.

Performances will be Friday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase now at The Prizery box office (700 Bruce Street, South Boston, VA 24592) and they may also be purchased by phone at 434-572-8339 or online at

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Domestic Violence Program of Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc.

Highlighting Sister Anti-Violence Agencies: Project Hope at Quin Rivers

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Company Overview:
Project Hope’s goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for adult and child victims to establish a violence-free life; hold perpetrators accountable for their violence; and create community norms that do not tolerate violence.
Working to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in our homes and communities.
PROJECT HOPE of Quin Rivers Inc. offers the following services to child and adult victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

-INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SUPPORT COUNSELING for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence

-CRISIS INTERVENTION (safety planning, assistance with emergency food, clothing, and shelter)

-COURT and HOSPITAL ADVOCACY for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence

-ACCOMPANIMENT to court, hospital, magistrate’s office and/or sheriff’s office for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence

-SAFETY ENHANCEMENT (free alarms systems for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence with active protective orders; emergency 911 cell phones)

-REFERRALS to various community resources (housing, social -services, medical/mental health, legal)

-PUBLIC EDUCATION on the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence for community groups, organizations, and agencies

-TEEN DATING AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM provides education and prevention activities to raise awareness for teens about domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment through classroom and youth groups

-POWER PALS SUMMER DAY CAMP offers skill-building activities for children between the ages of 6 and 12 who have witnessed or been direct victims of domestic and/or sexual violence

Ways to Support DV Advocacy #31 – write an Op-Ed for your paper

Write a letter to your local paper’s Op-Ed section on your views about domestic violence and what you would like your community to do.

Ways to Support DV Awareness #29 – YWCA’s Remember My Name Memorial

Host a “Remember My Name Memorial” to commemorate the lives of individuals who have died from domestic violence.

October 29th The YWCA of Richmond is hosting the 14th annual Remember My Name Memorial to commemorate the lives of individuals in our community who have died from domestic violence. The memorial will be held on October 29th at 7 pm at the Monument Heights Baptist Church. This nondenominational service commemorates those in the Greater Richmond and surrounding areas who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. During the ceremony, families, friends and community leaders will have the opportunity to speak on behalf of the victims or give testimonies about how domestic violence has affected their lives. This event is free and open to the public.

For information about submitting a name to the memorial or general information about Remember My Name, please contact Lauren Rosati at 804-643-6761 ext. 116 or

Ways to Support Domestic Violence Awareness #26 Red Flag Campaign

collaborate or volunteer with your local university to put on a Red Flag Campaign – a campus focused campaign implemented in Virginia by the Action Alliance to highlight safety in interpersonal relationships.

October 27-29 – Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault is collaborating with Student Anti-Violence Educators and Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence on The Red Flag Campaign to be held at the University of Mary Washington.

Ways to Support DV Awareness #24 – Walk a Mile in my Shoes

Plan a Walk a Mile In My Shoes event to raise awareness and funds for your local center.

October 24, 2010 Walk A Mile In My Shoes. Byrd Park Vita Course 09:00 a. m. – 1:00 p.m. Join us for a walk to discuss the children living in homes where Domestic Violence occurs frequently. Donate clothing, cell phones and shoes to help these families in times of need. We are focused on family relationships, friendships, and encouraging everyone to become empowered to help a friend affected by domestic violence. For additional information please contact Sgt. Carol D. Adams at 4th Precinct or 646-4105.

Ways to Support DV Awareness #13 – Attend Henrico County’s Proclamation

Arrange a DV Awareness Month Proclamation

October 13 Henrico County DV Awareness Month Proclamation Sponsored by The Henrico Board of Supervisors 7pm Board Room within the Administration Building, Henrico County Government Center, 4301 East Parham Rd. Richmond. At the Henrico Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board will be presenting the county proclamation designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We want to PACK THE HOUSE to make sure our local representatives get the message that domestic violence is an issue that the community is deeply vested in, so bring your friends and family members. For more information contact Angela Verdery at 804-249-9470 16.

Ways to Support DV Awareness #9 Attend Empowerment Tour

Host or attend an Empowerment Tour.  In Richmond, VA:

October 9 1st Annual Empowerment Tour Sponsored by Lyrically Inspired, Inc. 7:30pm at Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street, Richmond.

This show will be comprised of spoken word, fashion and theatre as an avenue to bring awareness to the epidemic of domestic violence. Nationally renowned spoken word artists will empower attendees with words while fashions from featured designers such as Michael Taylor Couture will grace the stage. An ongoing theatrical performance will tie both the words of empowerment and sophisticated style together in order to educate the audience about the epidemic of domestic violence and to empower them as well. This show will be hosted by Poet from Washington, D.C.’s radio station WPCG 95.5 accompanied by DJ Lonnie B of Power 92.1.

For more information contact Stacie Vecchietti at 804-249-9470 15.

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