I started the month talking about domestic violence awareness being about more than wearing purple. But if, like me, you’ve collected a lot of purple items in your closet here’s the opportunity to show them off. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, this Thursday is Purple Thursday. So don that purple… but don’t stop there. Tell people why you’re wearing purple and take a moment to educate them about domestic violence. Wondering what to say? Here’s a few conversation starters:

Domestic violence is the #2 violent crime in Saratoga County.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men are victims of domestic violence in their lifetime.
We often think of domestic violence as physical abuse, but domestic violence is more complex. It’s a pattern of power and control that can involve emotional and psychological abuse, threats and intimidation, financial control, social isolation, and sexual victimization.

And the most important talking point. Help is available. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call Wellspring, we can help. All our services are free and confidential.
During business hours call 518-583-0280
or call our 24 our hotline at 518-584-8188