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Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 2021

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 11:30 pm

The Clothesline Project – month long event

The Clothesline Project is a visual representation of Survivors experiences. Each shirt is made by a survivor of domestic/sexual violence or by someone who has had a loved one affected by violence.  The shirts are then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence in our community.  This year, The Women’s Community Clothesline Project will be displayed at SafeFur Homes, our Award Ceremony, the Town Hall meeting, online, and at various locations throughout the community.


Light in the Window Social Media Campaign – month long campaign

The Light in the Window Campaign signifies community solidarity toward ending domestic violence in our community by organizing a display of purple lightbulbs in the windows and porches of residences, businesses, public buildings, schools/universities, hospitals, churches, etc. The campaign symbolizes communities’ concern in shedding light on the devastating effects of domestic violence and their unified commitment to make every home a safe home.  Join us in light up Marathon County!  Tag The Women’s Community in your social media posts and we’ll feature them on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


Award Ceremony – TBD

The Women’s Community is proud to honor our 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Award recipients for outstanding work on behalf of victims of domestic violence.  Award presentation date/location yet to be determined.

Marathon County Domestic Abuse Intervention Team
2021 Award for Excellence in Collaboration
Officer Sarah Bedish
Wausau Police Department

Marathon County Domestic Abuse Intervention Team
2021 Award for Outstanding Achievement
Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence
Davis Runde
Assistant District Attorney, Marathon County

The Women’s Community
Lifetime Achievement Award
For Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence
Sandra J. Marcus
Circuit and Family Court Commissioner, Marathon County

Domestic Violence in Our Community – A Town Hall Conversation – Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Join the Marathon County Domestic Abuse Intervention Team (MCDAIT) for a community town hall exploring domestic violence response in our community and best practices for domestic violence prevention.  Learn from professionals across Marathon County who are committed to working together to implement and improve solutions for victims in our community.  This town hall will feature a panel of experts from the Wausau Police Department’s Victim Resource Unit, Marathon County District Attorney’s Office, Marathon County Victim Witness, The Women’s Community, Marshfield Medical Center, and Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

5-8pm, Northcentral Technical College, For more information, contact shannon@womenscommunity.org


October 1 @ 8:00 am
October 31 @ 11:30 pm