Domestic Violence Awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Marysville is working with community partners to #BreakTheSilence around domestic violence issues. Marysville Police respond to an average of 85 domestic violence calls every month.
What is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?
Local community service agencies, volunteer organizations and churches are joining DVS Snohomish County and the City of Marysville, Police Department and Fire District to help educate our community and let victims and families know that we care.
Abuse can take many forms. They all boil down to a person trying to gain control over a partner or family member. This certainly includes physical violence or forced sexual acts. Other examples of domestic violence may include psychological or emotional abuse (examples: name-calling, insults, threats, humiliation) or social or environmental abuse (examples: controls major decisions and/or finances, limits your activities). Many other controlling behaviors fall within the spectrum of domestic violence.
If you or someone you know is in an unsafe situation, it’s important to know that resources are available. Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County can help you create a safety plan, find a support group or counselor, and access legal information. Learn more at https://dvs-snoco.org/.
Upcoming Events and Education Opportunities
Oct. 6: Domestic Violence Awareness Walk
Step with us in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and join the Domestic Violence Awareness Walk.
The scheduled walk begins at 11 a.m. on the Ebey Waterfront Trail. Following this walk, the destination will feature local non-profits and organizations offering the opportunity to donate towards fundraising efforts. Food trucks at the event include Dreamy Drinks, Black Sea Food Truck and QT Food Truck.
Online shirt orders have closed. Domestic Violence Awareness shirts will be available for purchase during the Domestic Violence Awareness Walk at Ebey Waterfront Park for $10 while supplies last.