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Show purple to help end domestic violence

Purple ribbonOne in four women and one in five teens in Arizona will experience domestic or dating violence in their lifetime.
In October, the city of Phoenix 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.

Staff and volunteers with the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will be installing purple lights on Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights that will bathe it in purple every night in October.

Residents can show their support for this first-ever campaign with displays of purple. Displaying purple throughout the community sends a strong message that there is no place for domestic violence in our homes, neighborhoods, schools or workplaces.

You can install a purple light bulb on your porch, wear purple clothing on Fridays, tie a purple ribbon on your car antenna, etc., to help raise awareness about domestic violence and its impact on families.

For more information about the Paint Phoenix Purple campaign, visit paintphoenixpurple.org.

If you or someone you know is in need of victim services, call the city’s Family Advocacy Center at 602-534-2120 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

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