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All of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered womens advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were conducted at the local, state, and national levels.
The Alternatives to Violence Board of Directors meets every month on the 2nd Monday at the Loveland Police Department.
Pastels is a community wide event in which artists, businesses and downtown Loveland come together to transform 5th Street into a spectacular sidewalk gallery. This is a free, family friendly, community wide sidewalk chalk art event designed to highlight the thriving Loveland arts community.
Alternatives to Violence has launched its 4rd annual golf tournament fundraising event, FORE Alternatives to Violence, slated for Friday August 21st, 2015 at the Olde Course in Loveland. March 11th is the deadline for sponsors wanting their logo in the brochure.
Denim Day is held annually on the last Wednesday of April.
This day was created as a prevention and education campaign to bring awareness to one victim's experience. A 1999, court ruling convicting a man of sexual assault was overruled by a Supreme Court stating that "the woman was wearing jeans and they could not have come off without her help". Denim Day was created to honor and support that victim and many others, like this woman, who have experienced victim blaming. All day Alternatives to Violence, we will be wearing jeans and "denim day" pins and we encourage the community to do the same at their schools and places of work. By participating, we hope to send the message that we support victims of violent crimes and the many people who work in the field of victim services. Stop by ATV for a Denim Day pin and/or share our upcoming events through your organizations, Facebook and people who care. For further information contact Brittany ~ Sexual Assault Therapist @ 669.5150
April is Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month!
Community display for Domestic Violence Awareness month at Immanuel Lutheran Church
Alternatives to Violence has launched its 3rd annual golf tournament fundraising event, FORE Alternatives to Violence, slated for Friday August 15, 2014 at the Olde Course in Loveland.
One in 4 women are affected by domestic violence in the United States each year. ADORED is an event that brings attention and awareness to the issue of Domestic Violence by bringing women together for the same cause.
ADORED is a day of Relaxation, Entertainment and Delicacies to raise funds for those who are unable to share this opportunity yet deserve it just the same.
Pastels on 5th was founded in 2011 as a benefit for Alternatives to Violence. The event, created by Marcia Moellenberg and Vicky Bryant, was designed to be a “win-win” for Loveland artists, businesses and community members. The Loveland Museum/Gallery, the City of Loveland, Leadership Loveland, and E.L. Events all gave us tremendous support and were instrumental in getting this first year off the ground.
Our first year was an amazing success – the turnout for our inaugural event was more than we could have hoped for! We had over 65 artists/sponsors participate in Pastels and we raised over $10,000 for ATV! We couldn’t believe the response and we were even more stunned when the second year of the event raised over $25,000 and included 85 artists and sponsors.