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Library Spotlights: October

Highlights of historical and current legal issues


DVAM began in October 1981 with the "Day of Unity", conceived by the

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The group's mission is:

  • Mourning those who have died due to domestic violence
  • Celebrating those who have survived
  • Connecting those who work to end violence

Public Law 101-112  passed in 1989, designating October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month for that year. Legislation has continued to pass each year.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

-- Adapted from the 1996 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resource Manual


Memphis Resources


YMCA Memphis

Crisis Hotline: 901-725-4277



The Exchange Club Family Center

24/7 Hotline: 901-276-2200



Memphis Area Women's Council