Catholic Charities : Diocese of Des Moines
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Activities
October 2, 2015

This years Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities through Catholic Charities Phoenix House

Art of Healing Canvases decorated by our clients will be displayed throughout our service area. See below for dates and locations. If you can, please reach out to your clients who have yet to submit their art, so we can make sure it gets displayed (if they would like it to!)

October 5th-9th Clarinda Library

October 12th-16th Red Oak Library

October 19th-30th Council Bluffs Public Library

Clothesline Project - Southwest Iowa Families will be putting on the Clothesline Project this year. They will be using the shirts that were created by our clients last DVAM. Various staff will be traveling to these clotheslines to discuss present about Phoenix House

October 14th 5-7pm Fremont Co. Courthouse in Fremont

October 21st 5-7pm Page County Building in Shenandoah

October 28th 5-7 pm Page Co. Courthouse in Clarinda

Community Baby Shower will be held on October 20th from 3-7pm at the Council Bluffs Public Library expecting or new mothers are invited to come get community resources and free baby items.

DVAM materials will be distributed throughout this month. Staff will be passing out DVAM posters, purple and teal lapel pins, and purple ribbon car magnets. Car magnets will be distributed to Law Enforcement. If any staff would like one for their vehicle, let me know! If you plan to attend any community meetings and would like to distribute pins, come find me and I will make sure you get some.

Be on the look out for articles and advertisements in the Daily Nonpareil and other newspapers in southwest Iowa!

Articles that will be included cover the topics: Domestic Violence 101 and DVAM activities, Phoenix House New Collaborative Successes, and  Silent Victims of Domestic Violence Save to


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