See you in September….oh, that would be now! That’s why we are in touch. Too much time passing by, and you may overlook the invitation to light a candle as part of our community wide “Be a Torch for Change” initiative.
Every Wednesday in September, TONIGHT, 8:30 to 9:30 pm, your LIGHT symbolizes your solidarity in support of survivors of domestic violence. #itsgonnatakeallofus
We are busy at the Domestic Violence Action Center. Domestic Violence Awareness Month follows right on the heels of September…
October is our opportunity to keep the spotlight on the community challenge, the threat to community well being, the risk to safety and hope for adult and children suffering the harm of abuse.
This year’s theme is “e Ho’okanaka,”
which means to be a man of worth,
to mature and see one’s obligations clearly, while behaving appropriately
with others. 500 of these masks will
be distributed in October.
The annual Men’s March Against Violence, which was cancelled ast year, due to coronavirus restriction, is being planned for this year in a different format. We will feature several Living808 segments focused on the month and the imperative for men to live as allies in this work.
DVAC is also in discussion about the design and production of a mural, with art created by Solomon Enos. Stay tuned for more information about that!
City Mill is devoting their Spare Change campaign to DVAC from October 1 – 17. Be sure to shop and support local business, and round up with change, helping to fill up our bank account!
Offsite retreat at Elks Lodge Waikiki
Our management team spent a day in Retreat to reflect on this past year, and vision the way forward, with persistent challenges and many opportunities presenting themselves.
Our staff, in devotion to island families achieved remarkable things in 2020-21, and new dreams, hard work and brilliant ideas for our agency’s unduplicated service to island families will be rolled out.
We are nine (9) months into the celebration of the organization’s 30thAnniversary. Of course we had to pivot, adapt and alter our original plans.
But we have accomplished a variety of things in honor of the collective effort made in service to island families.
Breakfast Briefings, Island Voices (featured monthly in the Star Advertiser), Council of Allies featured in videos posted regularly on DVAC’s social media platforms
Development and sale of Pegge Hopper designs on merchandise – still available on our website
Mahalo to Moms – honoring those who dedicate themselves to the best interests of their children
#HawaiiRadDads – to recognize the good fathers we see
Sign-waving opportunities to create awareness throughout our community
And we still have four more months to go!
DVAC has begun developing some ideas for consideration in the upcoming legislative Session. The system in place, to offer support is lacking in strategic effectiveness. This needs some collective attention, focus and reform. We will have a new section on our website focused on the public policy work – watch for it…
If you or your company would like to sponsor a table,
Donate what you can! Please consider making a donation to DVAC today. Each contribution helps us to provide invaluable support and resources to Hawaii’s women and children. We can’t do this without you.