Domestic violence awareness

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Marysville is working with community partners to #BreakTheSilence around domestic violence issues. Marysville Police respond to an average of 85 domestic violence calls every month.

What is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?

Local community service agencies, volunteer organizations and churches are joining DVS Snohomish County and the City of Marysville, Police Department and Fire District to help educate our community and let victims and families know that we care.

Abuse can take many forms. They all boil down to a person trying to gain control over a partner or family member. This certainly includes physical violence or forced sexual acts. Other examples of domestic violence may include psychological or emotional abuse (examples: name-calling, insults, threats, humiliation) or social or environmental abuse (examples: controls major decisions and/or finances, limits your activities). Many other controlling behaviors fall within the spectrum of domestic violence.

If you or someone you know is in an unsafe situation, it’s important to know that resources are available. Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County can help you create a safety plan, find a support group or counselor, and access legal information. Learn more at

2023 Runway to Hope: Domestic Violence Awareness Fashion Show

Join us for a stylish evening supporting domestic violence awareness at the Marysville Opera House (1225 3rd St.) on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, from 5 - 7 p.m.

Featuring New & Again Thrift Shoppe's finest clothes, the fashion show aims to raise funds for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, dedicated to ending domestic abuse by providing a wide range of services for victims, including their children, and by facilitating social change.

Any clothing or monetary donations you can make to New & Again Thrift Shoppe are encouraged and very appreciated.

Guests, ages 21 and up, can enjoy beer, wine, and appetizers while seeing the latest trends on the runway, modeled by our local leaders and community members. Tickets are $25 each.

Be part of this empowering event by securing your spot now! Together, let's make a difference in our community. 

Get help on the DVS 24-hour support line by calling 425-25-ABUSE, or read about more resources. Learn more about the mission of DVS by visiting

Runway to Hope fashion show

2023 Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Ebey Waterfront Trail

Lace up your walking shoes and join us to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Marysville!

We'll walk together to raise awareness at Ebey Waterfront Park (1404 1st St.) on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entire walk is 2.8 miles long, and you can join us at any point along the trail.

This event is free to attend, with food trucks on-site, including Dreamy Drinks, Yummy Catch Food Truck and Split Open and Melt Food Truck.

We encourage everyone walking to wear purple, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We look forward to seeing you there!

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How can I join the effort? 

Wear your purple clothing this October to spread awareness and share your selfie with the hashtag #BreakTheSilence.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month clothing can be ordered directly from this order portal.

DVAM clothing order portal 2023

You can also donate here toward emergency relocation resources, such as family kits and gift cards: 

Visit for more information and resources.

Download our #BreakTheSilence Facebook frame!

Marysville DVAM Facebook Frame

Spread awareness on social media by downloading our custom Facebook frame and adding it to your profile picture for the month of October by clicking this link.