Domestic Violence is one of the most widespread and dangerous health and safety challenges in our community today. In October, the city will Paint Phoenix Purple in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Phoenix is committed to becoming a national leader in preventing and responding to domestic violence.
Thank you to all the organizations and individuals who helped make our inaugural 2013 campaign such a success! Next October, your organization or household can support the campaign by coming up with unique ideas to “Paint Phoenix Purple”. The goal is to bring awareness to Domestic Violence and create a culture of change.
The color purple and the use of the purple ribbon is a unifying symbol of courage, honor, survival and dedication towards halting domestic violence. Displaying purple throughout the community expresses a strong message there is no place for domestic violence in our community’s homes, neighborhoods, schools, or workplaces.
Paint Phoenix Purple is a local awareness campaign brought to you by a collaboration of more than 50 community, private and public organizations including the Arizona Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, the O’Connor House and the City of Phoenix. The collaboration drafted a plan entitled ”Road Map to Excellence: Making the City of Phoenix a National Leader in Preventing and Ending Domestic Violence“. To learn more about the plan please visit the City’s website.