Shine a purple light on domestic violence | Sponsored post

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and SAFE San Juans wants your help making the islands glow purple in recognition of the victims of domestic violence. Purple is the cause color for domestic violence, and using Purple Lights is a very colorful and not-so-subtle way to bring recognition of the problem to our communities.

SAFE’s staff are working to establish Purple Light Nights as an annual happening in the San Juans. “We are always looking for creative ways to call attention to this issue and find ways for community members to get more involved,” said SAFE San Juans staff members. “We try to do things in the community that will start the conversation, break the silence, and engage people in seeking solutions.

SAFE San Juans is a non-profit agency serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse/assault. With offices in Friday Harbor, Eastsound, and Lopez Village, all of SAFE’s services are confidential, free, and available to anyone who needs them. To talk with someone from SAFE San Juans, call 360-378-8680 or visit SAFE’s 24/7 crisis line is always staffed and can be reached at 360-378-2345. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.