Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2023

What is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched in October of 1987, with the goal of uniting and connecting organizations and people working to end domestic and intimate partner violence across the country. Over 30 years later, DVAM continues to be a time for collaboration, advocacy, and connection with the goal of raising awareness of the impacts of domestic and intimate partner violence. Lumina Alliance is proud to participate in DVAM, and to continue shining a light on intimate partner violence in our community.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event Calendar

DVAM Event: Celebrate Community Festival & Walk for Survivors

The Celebrate Community Festival and Walk for Survivors is a family-friendly event that invites participation from the community, corporate sponsors, and local athletes and non-athletes alike. The event begins with a walk through downtown SLO County. The festival will include a children’s costume contest, music, raffle with unique experiences and prizes, a Zoo to You animal demonstration, face painting, a resource fair, and a makers’ market. This event celebrates community while supporting a great cause in San Luis Obispo County. Learn more at

A Window Between Worlds

Lumina Alliance staff will be hosting two sessions of “A Window Between Worlds” during October, one in South SLO County and one in San Luis Obispo. An alternative to art therapy, A Window Between Worlds is a transformative healing arts program directed at trauma survivors. Stay tuned for more information!

Other Ways to Support Domestic Violence Awareness Month: