Recently, someone asked me what Sheltering Wings hopes to accomplish during October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s a question I love, because it focuses on outcomes, instead of just the activities (which appear below). We hope each attendee walks away with information that prompts a conversation at the dinner table, around the water cooler, or at school. You see, the more we talk about domestic violence, the less isolated victims feel, and the more empowered they become to seek the support and resources they need. Our activities are designed to start that process.
If you can’t join us in person this year, please participate by making a donation to support these important, informative events, so we may break the cycle of violence.
Thursday, October 1
“Shine the Light”- Sheltering Wings Annual Vigil
Join us as we remember lives lost and celebrate those who have been saved.
Location: Sheltering Wings, Danville
Friday, October 2
“Ignite and Spread the Love”- 5th Quarter Bonfire for Teens
Learn more about preventing the dangers of dating violence. Games, food, door prizes, etc.
Location: Nehemiah Ranch
Time: 9:30pm (after football games)
Monday, October 12
“Domestic Violence Hits Home”- Community Forum
A deeper understanding of how Domestic Violence affects our community from different perspectives (family, law enforcement, business, church, etc.)
Location: Avon Town Hall
Monday, October 19
“What to Know, What to Do”- Workplace Domestic Violence Awareness Breakfast
Learn what HR professionals can do to help victims of domestic violence in your place of work.
Location: HRH YMCA in Avon
Tuesday, October 27
“SOS-Safe on Sunday”- Church Leadership Breakfast/Training
Learn what you and your congregation can do to help victims of violence. Leave with a toolkit that will help you address this need.
Location: Crossroads Church in Avon
Thursday, October 29
Dine Out Against Domestic Violence
Eat at your favorite Cunningham Restaurant Group restaurant and a % of your purchase will support Sheltering Wings.
Location: Various locations throughout the greater Indianapolis region
Brownsburg- Boulder Creek Dining
Plainfield- Stone Creek Dining
Indianapolis- Bru Burger Bar, Mesh, Union 50
Greenwood- Stone Creek Dining
Zionsville- Stone Creek Dining
Noblesville- Stone Creek Dining