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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month


October is Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness Month. To help address the impact IPV has on Veterans, family members, and VA staff the IPVAP recommends and promotes the importance of reviewing intimate partner relationships for health and safety. We encourage Veterans, their Partners, and VA staff to Check Up, Check In and Check Out IPVAP Coordinator resources and services.

The National IPVAP also supports the White Ribbon-VA Campaign

White Ribbon VA is a national call to action that aims to eliminate sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence in VA health care settings and communities. White Ribbon VA is a genderless awareness movement where ALL can participate by taking a pledge to never commit, excuse, or stay silent about harassment or violence. Please visit https://www.va.gov/health/harassment-free/ to learn more.


Click the  "VETERANS & PARTNERS"  button or  "VA PROVIDERS, STAFF & COMMUNITY"  button below to learn more about the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP).
VETERANS & PARTNERS button  VA PROVIDERS, STAFF & COMMUNITY button 

For more information or assistance, contact your local Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program, Primary Care Social Worker or other Provider. Women Veterans can also ask for the Women Veterans Program Manager.

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Find help in the community by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 (SAFE) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.

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If you believe someone may be monitoring the websites you visit, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline* at 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY.)

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