Profile of woman's face made of dry ground with flowers coming back. Text says Beyond resilience: From surviving to thriving, October 18-23, 2021

Domestic Violence Action Month

Coming soon: October 2022 DVAM events

YWCA Walla Walla is teaming up with Community Resilience Initiative (CRI) and the Blue Zones Project (BZP) to observe Resilience Month alongside Domestic Violence Action Month and YWCA Week Without Violence. Check out the resilience activities below and on our shared Resilience Calendar. And put the “action” in DV Action Month with these advocacy tips.

Lunch and Learn ↗

Thursday, Oct. 21, at Noon, via Zoom: Supporting Healthy Teen Dating. Malia Lewis, MSW and YWCA Campus Advocate, will strategize with parents around how to support healthy dating relationships and discuss difficult topics with teens. Register here.

Woman carrying LiNC tote bag by the YWCA sign

Register for LiNC ↗

LiNC classes are all about going beyond basic survival and learning to thrive. If you or a friend has experienced violence from a family member or intimate partner, LiNC might be a good place for you. Register online or email

The color of DV ↗

Purple is the color of domestic violence awareness. When you wear a lot of it, people tend to notice or even comment on your beautiful purple outfit, a great opportunity to share your belief that no one should have to endure violence in their home.

Meet at Land Title Plaza at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 20, to remember lives lost in 2020 in Washington State.

Steps against DV ↗

Each year we remember the women, men, and children whose lives were lost to domestic violence in the previous year during the YWCA Week Without Violence. Join us to view these moving displays downtown on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Also note these ways to TAKE ACTION from your own home.

Click on the text below to download a copy in English or Spanish

Resilience calendar↗

Download the resilience calendar. It includes suggestions from YWCA, CRI, and BZP for building resiliency. Available in Spanish or English.

Download a sign at the link below.

World without violence ↗

Download and print a fillable sign and grow your resilience by visualizing a world without violence. Then share your vision: Take a selfie with your sign and tag it #WWV21.

Take a coloring break ↗

Download a coloring page from the National Network to end Domestic Violence (like Dogs Against Domestic Violence or Sloths for Safety) and enjoy the mental health benefits of coloring, which can be a lot like meditation. Post your masterpiece on Instagram to share a positive message with your followers.