Protecting victims, preventing violence,  and empowering survivors

Color Rutherford County Purple!

October is domestic violence awareness month; show your support by wearing purple


Wednesday, October 26th, we are coloring Rutherford County purple in honor of the domestic violence victims and survivors in our community. Mark your calendars to wear your best purple to raise awareness for this social problem still affecting many families in our area, and nationwide. Don’t forget to snap a picture of yourself, family, and/or co-workers and tag us on Facebook so that we can spread and celebrate the support!

A significant component of our mission is to prevent violence. In order to do this, education and awareness in our community is key. The color purple, our awareness color, is associated with dignity and independence; two things we wish for all of our clients to reach during their healing from the devastating physical, emotional, and psychological damage of domestic violence.

1 in 3 women will experience intimate partner violence – domestic violence – in her lifetime. The state of Tennessee is consistently in the top 5 for most murders of an intimate partner. On October 26th, for National Domestic Violence Awareness month, let’s all take a stand that domestic violence has no place in our community by wearing our awareness color, purple.


Kara Mischke, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator / (615) 896-7377




About Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services Our mission is simple: To protect victims, prevent violence, and empower survivors. We accomplish this by providing citizens of Rutherford County with the free resources and assistance necessary to effectively deal with the personal, social, and legal implications of victimization by domestic violence and sexual assault.