News Release: Community members are invited to wear purple on Oct. 21, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Sierra Lyon, Guest Contributer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Community Members are Invited to Wear Purple on Oct. 21, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Each year, in October, advocates, survivors, and supporters recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More prevalent than most realize, one in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual identity or orientation, or socio-economic status, can become a victim of domestic violence.

On October 21st, New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers is inviting the community to wear purple and start conversations that highlight how common domestic violence is. This topic can be explored on the New Horizons website,, and through community displays.

At Onalaska, Holmen, and West Salem libraries, interested persons can view a display of “The Clotheslines Project” that shows the effect of violence on survivors. On the lawn of New Horizons La Crosse Outreach Center, the passerby can view butterflies representing the 60 lives lost to domestic violence in Wisconsin in 2020.

Free and confidential help is available 24/7 for individuals experiencing domestic or sexual violence. Those seeking help may contact New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers crisis line at 1-888-231-0066 or by texting 608-667-9944.

For more information about New Horizons displays and events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, contact Sierra at 608-791-2610 ext. 1305.

About New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers:

New Horizons is a frontline provider of safety and services to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in La Crosse and Trempealeau counties. Through the direct services provided by agency advocates and an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, survivors are able to get back on their feet to rebuild their life free from danger and violence.


For more information contact:

Sierra Lyon, Development Coordinator

New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers

608-791-2610 ext. 1305

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