Wear Purple in Support of Victims of Domestic Violence
October 1, 2018
In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Turning Point—the local domestic violence shelter serving Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union and Wyandot counties—encourages everyone to wear purple on Wednesday, October 17, to show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, tag Turning Point in your Facebook post, or post on Instagram with #turningpointdv.
The color purple is known as a unifying symbol of courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending domestic violence. Families and friends of victims have adopted the purple ribbon to remember and honor their loved ones who have lost their lives at the hands of a person they once loved and trusted.
In addition to wearing purple, Turning Point will be displaying their segment of the National Clothesline Project throughout the month of October. The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against men, women and children. Each shirt is decorated to represent a particular survivor’s experience. Turning Point’s segment of this project contains over 800 t-shirts—a good portion of which will be in front of the agency. Please stop by anytime in October to walk around and read the shirts. They tell a very real story about the victims they represent and provide real insight into the pain of domestic violence.
Turning Point offers a 24-hour hotline for victims of domestic violence. If you or someone you know needs help or if you would like more information, please call (800) 232-6505 or (740) 382-8988 or check out our website at www.turningpoint6.org. You may also look for us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Turning Point is a non-profit agency that serves Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union and Wyandot counties in North Central Ohio. Funding comes for a variety of sources, including the United Way and the Delaware/Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.