Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join us for our 2024 Domestic Violence Awareness Month events and stand together against domestic violence in Bergen County. Because of you, we have been able to continue working to end domestic violence, to show our solidarity with survivors, and to raise funds for services. These services do not only support victims and survivors, but they also educate our community about domestic abuse and prevention to help break the cycle of violence.

October 8, 2024

Annual Candlelight Vigil

Light Up the Night Against Domestic Violence is our annual candlelight vigil at Van Saun County Park to help raise awareness and remember lives lost due to domestic violence.

Location: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ

October 2024 (Date TBD)

The Art of Survival Annual Reception

Every October, we hold our annual reception to celebrate the fantastic art created by the Bergen County domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who participated in The Art of Survival workshops organized by Center for Hope & Safety and supported by a grant from the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. The art exhibit will be on display throughout the month of October for National Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Location: The Art School at Old Church, 561 Piermont Rd, Demarest, NJ

October 17, 2024

CHS staff wearing purple

Purple Thursday for Domestic Violence Awareness

An easy way to support survivors and help raise awareness about domestic violence is to join us in wearing purple on Thursday, October 17, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Day or Purple Thursday.  Take photos of you and your family and friends wearing purple that day, then post and tag us on social media @chsbergennj and @hopeandsafetynj with the hashtag #PurpleThursday so we can share and repost to spread awareness of domestic violence in Bergen County, NJ and nationally.

October 26, 2024

WALK TOGETHER Against Domestic Violence

Our family-friendly 3K walk in Van Saun Park is a great way to support local and national social change efforts. Join us to be a part of the domestic violence prevention movement.

Location: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ at Parking Lot 9, Pavilion I