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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition joins domestic violence advocates throughout California to commemorate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Visit http://www.dvsac.org to donate or discover ways to support victims and survivors in Nevada County. If you or someone you know needs help, call the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 530-272.-13467.

Domestic violence is a common problem globally. One in every four women in the United States will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Additionally, one of every three women globally will be beaten, raped, or otherwise abused during her lifetime.



The effects of domestic violence extend far beyond the family. The medical care, mental health services and lost productivity (e.g., time away from work) cost of IPV was an estimated $8.3 billion in 2003 dollars for women alone.

Community events include:




— October PamperFest from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 15. A free event in celebration of survivors; this community collaboration offers mammograms, mini massages, makeovers and glamour photos to victims of Domestic violence. Location: Insight Imaging, 140 Litton Drive, Suite 208, Grass Valley.

— Foreign Car Show sponsored by Sierra Sports Car Club, benefiting DVSAC, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17; open to all foreign cars with $10 entry. Location: Mini Mania Inc., 870 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City.

— Enjoy wine and fashion at Smith Vineyards Tasting Room in Grass Valley from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23,; 20 percent benefit to DVSAC.

— Eat for a good cause on Monday, Nov. 2; Northridge Restaurant will donate 10 percent to DVSAC from 5-9 p.m., Nevada City.

— Havana Nights Salsa Festival at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20, Salsa Dance Troupe Performances, Salsa lessons and dance contest, appetizers, mojitos; Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley; $45 entry.


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