As we begin to transition from summer to fall, we look forward to many things; Changing leaves, cooler weather, and Halloween. However, fall holds another very important time in October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
For the past 23 years, STAND has held an event to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, raise funds, and encourage the community to get involved. This event is the 24th Annual Rebuilding Lives Luncheon on Thursday, October 6 and we invite you to join us and the Contra Costa community to benefit STAND! For Families Free of Violence. This event inspires action to end family violence and celebrates the strength and optimism of domestic violence survivors and their children.
For more than 20 years, advocates, community and business leaders, law enforcement, survivors, and concerned community members have gathered together at the Rebuilding Lives Luncheon in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The luncheon was started originally as a fundraiser for the maintenance of the original transitional housing facility (now closed), and has since grown to be our major fundraising event for the agency. In that time, our knowledge of domestic and family violence has increased and deepened and we have included more voices of men, children, and youth in the luncheon’s program, recognizing the impact that violence in the home has on everyone in the family.