5 Ways You Can Raise Awareness
ONE: Help us spread the word: Family Rescue is here to help! You can assist us by putting up our website/hotline flyer on bulletin boards in bookstores, coffee shops, laundry mats, thrift stores, etc. around the South Side.
TWO: Break the silence on violence. You can get the conversation rolling by sharing posts from domestic violence agencies on your social media. You can also share statistics. The following are the links to our social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
THREE: Build a better future: Support legislation benefiting survivors.
- Subscribe to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence Policy Alerts newsletter so you can sign witness slips to support legislation that would support survivors. You can do this by scrolling to the very bottom of this page.
- You can also check out The Network’s Policy Action Center
FOUR: Feel the power of stories: Explore media on domestic violence.
- Consider hosting a screening for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Some options of what to watch are…
- Reviving Ophelia (2010) Film that deeply examines a fictional case of Teen Dating Violence. Available to watch for free You can follow along with this viewing guide. You could also call out examples of abuse tactics from the power and control wheel as you watch.
- Lorena (2019)Four-part documentary on Amazon Prime. You can watch the trailer
- Maid (2021)A retelling of a true story of the effects of abuse on a woman struggling to raise a child in poverty. 10 episodes on Netflix. You can watch the trailer
- Victim/Suspect (2023) Follow the journey of investigative journalist Rae de Leon as she discovers case after case of a survivor of gender-based violence being accused of and charged with false reporting following a botched investigation of their case. This documentary is available on
- Listen to one of these podcasts and share your thoughts with others.
FIVE: Support our sustainability: Organize a fundraiser online or offline to raise money to fund our services.