Assistance League of the Bay Area Supports October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month

First observed in October 1981 as a national ‘Day of Unity,’ Domestic Violence Awareness Month is held each October as a way to unite advocates across the nation in their efforts to end domestic violence.

Through Assistance League® of the Bay Area’s philanthropic program, Assault Survivor Kits®, we provide items to individuals who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault, as their clothing must often be retained for evidentiary purposes.

The chapter is proud to have partnerships with Bay Area Turning Point, The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and the UTMB Health Forensic Nursing Team at the Galveston campus.

Recently, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at UTMB shared with us, when a recipient returned from the shower there was laughter and she did a high-five with her on how well the items fit.

“Our patients are so grateful for a fresh set of new clothes and are pleasantly surprised when they look in the bags to find not only clothes but undergarments as well. We are also so grateful for your help in providing this much-needed assistance for our patients. We could not have this without your amazing organization.”

Our organization is honored to provide a means for those who have been victimized to leave their examination with dignity and hope for their future.