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Reach out. Speak out. Everyone has the right to be safe.

Reach out. Speak out. Everyone has the right to be safe.

November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta.

Family Violence Prevention Month started in 1986 as a local initiative in the Town of Hinton with the launch of the fire family violence education and prevention campaign. This campaign draws attention to the issue of family violence, and encourages everyone to do their part in preventing family violence through public education and services. The color purple has been used all over the world in support of family violence prevention, and is the color of the campaign here in Alberta. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta.

Reach Out. Speak Out. Everyone Has the Right to Be Safe.

We all want to live in communities where everyone feels safe. Ending family violence is not an easy goal, and takes everyone working together to promote healthy relationships and safe communities. Information about the Family Violence Prevention campaign is included for you to look at and share with your friends and families.

The Family Violence Info Line is available 24/7 at 310-1818 if you:

-Are affected by family violence
-Need help with safety planning
-Know someone who needs help
-Need a list of services and supports in your area
-Want to learn more about the issue

Information about Safer Spaces is available at www.alberta.ca/SaferSpaces and EndFamilyViolence.alberta.ca. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.