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Reach Out / Speak Out: November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Rowan House raises the volume on Family Violence awareness

This November marks the 30th anniversary of Family Violence Prevention Month in the province of Alberta. This year’s theme is Reach Out. Speak Out. –  inspiring all of us to take action now and in the future to end family violence and support survivors.

At Rowan House Emergency Shelter, we provide awareness, education and support throughout the entire year as we work toward building violence free communities; however we do like to take the opportunity to put a spotlight on this work during the month of November and get more people involved.

Mayor, Bill Robertson proclaims November Family Violence Prevention Month in Okotoks.
Mayor, Bill Robertson proclaims November Family Violence Prevention Month in Okotoks.

 

Join the Conversation: Take part in Rowan House’s Speak Out challenge for your chance to win!

Domestic violence thrives in secrecy so it’s absolutely vital that we make sure people understand that it shouldn’t be a taboo subject to talk about. We want YOU to join the conversation in a fun way and have the chance at a prize as well.

final-postcard-v4-with-bullets-website-friendlyWe all love taking selfies, right? So print this postcard and take a picture with it, or with one of our purple ribbons tied up around down town Okotoks and High River and share it to either our Facebook page, or on Twitter (@RowanHouse) using the hashtag #SpeakOutwithRowanHouse. Each person who posts will be entered in a draw to win a $25 Tim’s Card at the end of the month.

So what is domestic abuse?

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