DVAM ’20

October is DVAM (Domestic Violence Awareness Month)

We need you to help shine a light on domestic violence.

Thank you to everyone that joined us in bringing awareness to Domestic Violence for 2020. May there be less names added to the vigil for 2021. 2020 added so many names.

VIRTUAL VIGIL: Every year we honor names of people that have lost their lives to domestic violence. Unfortunately we add 2 to 5 names every year. There are many children’s names. Some simply tried to defend their parent from the abuse. It is not unusual for a pregnancy to trigger an abuser so there are women and their unborn child remembered. The names are from San Bernardino County, the Victor Valley and those that live in these areas that have asked for a loved one to be remembered. This year we had to do things differently and hosted a Virtual Vigil. The community stepped up and assisted with this task. A Better Way has also honored the names of Deputies that answered their final call on a domestic violence need. These deputies can be from outside areas, but we felt it was a need to honor the fact that domestic violence calls are the most unpredictable and dangerous calls they respond to. We sincerely appreciate all the partners that assisted with this years Virtual Vigil: The Bell and Page family, Today’s Woman Foundation, Family Assistance Program, Citizen’s Business Bank, Town of Apple Valley and Learn4Life.

Frames donated by Today’s Woman Foundation to honor names.

Destiny Christian Center: Hosted a Watch Party on Facebook in the month of October to discuss domestic violence. Below is the link to the interview.


Virtual Walk-A-Mile in Their Attire: Women and men can experience domestic abuse. To highlight this fact our team Walked-A-Week in Their Attire. Be ready for next year. We are challenging businesses to wear opposite attire.