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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission and local advocates have organized a number of events.
 September 29, 2006

Charlotte, NC – October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, led by the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission and local advocates have organized a number of events including free trainings, a candlelight vigil, a men's parade and a golf tournament. See schedule below.

The month kicks off with a re-broadcast of the Telly Award-winning "The Mecklenburgers" on Sunday, October 1 at 6 p.m. on WAXN-TV. The program is called "Who's the Boss," demonstrating how domestic violence can affect a person and those around him or her. The full schedule is available here.

The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council is a group of committee members dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in our community. For more information on the effects of domestic violence in our community, call the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission at 704-336-3210 or the Shelter for Battered Women at 704-332-2513.




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