Executive Director's letter
The first Day of Unity was created on October 1981 by, the National Coalition against Domestic Violence and has since then progressed. Its evolution has
become Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including local, state and national levels participation through various activities. These efforts do more than
get the word out about crimes committed against women. These efforts help protect and prevent the lives of women, children and their families.
North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory has professed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “Last year, domestic violence programs throughout our
state served nearly 57,345 victims and provided shelter for about 14,543 victims,” said First Lady Ann McCrory. The numbers stated by our First Lady,
highlight a few points. One is that we have the ability as people to cater to those in need. The other is that there is still more action we have to do to
lower these numbers.