Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM)

The Clothesline Project, Imagine a World Without Violence, and more: View some amazing T-shirts created for the Clothesline Project; learn more about our sisters at YWCA Polska and meet their president; remember lives lost in 2022…it’s a time to reflect while we break the silence about violence.

Monday, Oct. 16

Imagine a World Without Violence: Walla Walla chats with our Polish counterparts ↗

2 logos: YWCA Polska, YWCA Walla Walla & Columbia counties

Click on the title above and register to join in, Monday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. We also plan to share the conversation on our YouTube channel.

The Clothesline Project

Picture shows three t-shirts with partly obscured messages against violence and abuse.

Many community members have created moving statements against domestic violence, assault, and abuse on T-shirts. Come check them out at the YWCA or at St. Mary Medical Center during the Week Without Violence, Oct. 18-20. Learn more about the project at

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Walk of remembrance

Passerby stops to add flowers to a domestic violence memorial, a brief narrative with two shoes on top to represent a life lost.
On Wednesday, Oct. 18, we’ll remember lives lost in 2022 in Washington State.

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. This year we are meeting at the YWCA at 6 p.m. to reflect on those losses, share our Clothesline Project display, and walk around the YWCA Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Self-care Saturday

Saturday, Oct.21

Download the Tiny Survival Guide from the Trauma Stewardship Institute for some self-care ideas to get you started.

Are stress and trauma causing depleting your mental energy? The Trauma Stewardship Institute has a tip sheet for decision fatigue and cognitive overload.

Download Coloring Pages 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.