Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events Calendar

Throughout the month of October, YWCA Northeast Indiana will host several events to raise awareness of domestic violence. See what we have planned below!


Flowers on the Rivers

Monday, October 2, 2017

5:30 p.m.

Lawton Park, 1900 North Clinton. Please join us as YWCA Northeast Indiana launches Domestic Violence Awareness Month by honoring those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. There will be a short ceremony, followed by a procession to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge where flowers will be thrown off of the bridge and into the St. Mary’s River in honor of each person whose life was impacted by domestic violence this past year. Special thanks to Moring’s Flowers for donating the flowers for this event.

Please note the event starts at a new location this year at the Lawton Park Pavillion by the Kids Crossing playground. Parking is available off of Fourth Street, in the parking lot adjacent to the playground.

Peace Story Time                                                                                                                          
Allen County Public Library/ New Haven Branch

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 and Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10:30 a.m.

648 Green Street, New Haven, IN


Columbia City Mayor’s Proclamation reading

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

3:30 p.m.

The signing is in the Gazebo on the Courthouse Green, Columbia City.


Chalk It Up
Youth services Bureau in Huntington

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

(Not a public event)


Kendallville Mayor’s Proclamation photo opportunity

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Kendallville Mayor’s office

234 South Main Street, Kendallville


Listen to Jennifer Rohlf, YWCA Director of Empowerment,
Interview on DVAM on the radio with Amber Stone

Friday, October 6, 2017

7:40 a.m.

Soft 103.9 FM


Peace Story Time
Huntington Church of the Brethren

Saturday, October 7, 2017

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

306 E. Washington St., Huntington IN 46750


Peace Story Time
Children’s Services/Allen County Public Library

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Globe Room/Main Allen County Library Downtown Fort Wayne

900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne


Peace Story Time
Allen County Public Library/Georgetown Branch

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Georgetown Branch Library

6600 East State, Fort Wayne


Chalk it up
YWCA Northeast Indiana

Thursday, October 12, 2017

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

One Summit Square 110 East Wayne, Fort Wayne

The YWCA Northeast Indiana will host a “Chalk It up,” at One Summit Square. Come out and help bring awareness to the serious issue of Domestic Violence. A Bravas Food truck will be on hand so no one has to miss their lunch. Join us!


Chalk It Up
Wells County Domestic Violence Taskforce

Tuesday, October 12, 2017

7:00 p.m.

A Candlelight Vigil at the Courthouse Plaza, Bluffton 


Cut It Out

Monday, October 16, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Free training for salon professional to recognize the warning signs and safely refer clients, colleagues, and friends to local resources. Please RSVP by email to by October 2, 2017.

Tincaps Stadium, Lincoln Event Center

1301 Ewing Street, Fort Wayne


A Week without Violence

October 16 - 20



Wednesday October 18, all day!

Show your support to end Domestic Violence by wearing purple on this day. It’s a great opportunity to have your place of employment or school go purple!

Chalk it Up
Noble County Domestic Violence Task Force

Thursday, October 18, 2017

3:30 p.m.

Meet on the courthouse square for the “Chalk it Up Event” with the YWCA, bring your families, kids, grandkids, school groups, etc.
It is a program where people use sidewalk chalk to right or draw encouraging and positive words and pictures about healthy relationships.
The event is expected to last an hour.

14th Annual Educate, Advocate, and Collaborate Conference
Dekalb County Domestic Violence Taskforce

Thursday, October 19, 2017

8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

New Hope Christian Center

900 S. Wayne St., Waterloo.

The Dekalb County Domestic Violence Task Force, Inc., will hold their 14th Annual Educate, Advocate, and Collaborate Conference. The conference will have speakers from many area agencies, including the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center and Kerry Bennett, Legal Counsel for Indiana Coalition against Domestic Violence. For more information email


Peace Story Time
Allen County Public Library/Aboite Branch Library

Thursday, October 19, 2017

10:30 a.m.

Aboite Branch Library

5630 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne

Chalk It Up
Bluffton High School Art Class

Thursday, October 19, 2017

3:30 p.m.

The Bluffton High School Art Class will be holding a Chalk It Up at the Wells County Courthouse Plaza.


“Private Violence” Screening
FWPD Victims Assistance

Friday, October 20, 2017

University of Manchester/Fort Wayne Campus

10627 Diebold Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46845

9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Fort Wayne Campus Auditorium (150 seats)

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fort Wayne Campus Classroom 132 (74 seats)

For more information (260) 427-1205



Beacon Heights

Sunday, October 22, 2017

10:30 a.m.

2210 Beacon Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Beacon Heights will have a worship focused on Transformation on Sunday, October 22, and Domestic Violence awareness will be a special focus of worship that day, with some information about Domestic Violence, as well as one person’s story. Anyone who would like to join in worship on the 22nd is welcome.


Rise Up

Victims Assistance FWPD

Friday, October 27, 2017

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Allen County Courthouse

113 W Berry St. Rm B10, Fort Wayne