October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we recognize Center for Hope’s DOVE and elder justice programs. As part of Center for Hope’s programming outreach this month, we are offering a variety of events and initiatives to raise awareness about violence that is inflicted on partners and seniors in our community.
- Join DOVE for Facebook Live events via the Center for Hope Facebook page every Friday at noon throughout the month of October.
- A candlelight vigil will be hosted by DOVE on October 28 at 5 P.M. in the Healing Garden at Northwest Hospital. All are invited; no RSVP required.
- Sign up for these Center for Hope Training Institute offerings:
- Domestic Violence 101 – Wednesday, October 6, 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
- Intimate Partner Violence: The Health Impact – Wednesday, October 13, Domestic Violence Awareness Day, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
- Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence – Monday, October 18, 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
- How it Works: Domestic Violence Response – Wednesday, October 27, 2:00 PM – 3:00 P.M.
These events are designed to provide an understanding of intimate partner abuse and unhealthy behavior patterns that are used to maintain power and control over one partner in a relationship. These tools are critical to combatting and preventing domestic violence in the community. Everyone should be aware of the signs and know how to help those facing intimate partner violence.
Center for Hope’s DOVE program is based at Northwest Hospital and provides support for thousands of survivors of domestic violence in Baltimore County.
Center for Hope’s elder justice program partners with experts at Levindale and Sinai Hospital to provide rapid response to all forms of elder abuse. All of Center for Hope’s programs provide outreach, intervention and prevention strategies for community members to live safely with dignity and respect.
If you have questions or want to learn more about either program, click here.