• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


If you are in danger call 911.
Or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline
at 1­-800-799-7233 or TTY 1­-800-787-3224.
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Only 9 days before the start of DVAM 2019...


The Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) developed a unified message around #1Thing. Change can start with only #1Thing. One person’s actions may seem insignificant, but together a communities' collective “#1Things” can lead to real social transformation.

Below you will find a comprehensive action guide for implementing this powerful message in your local community. The #1Thing Action Guide includes templates, recommendations, strategies, and tools for incorporating this message into your public awareness activities and campaigns during DVAM, and beyond. These tools and resources were developed to support your efforts to spread the word in your community.


#1Thing Key Messages

  • The #1Thing that will end domestic violence is our collective power.
  • Healing from domestic violence requires our collective One Things.
  • We can all do #1Thing towards eradicating domestic violence.
  • Sharing our stories can have a ripple effect and can inspire others to action.
  • Our collective One Things are valuable for systems advocacy.
  • #1Thing offers the community tangible ways to get involved in the effort to end domestic violence.

Awareness + Action = Social Change


Download the Action Guide


#1Thing Action Guide
Action Guide Community Pledge Photo Card

Download the full Action Guide here

Download #1Thing press release template

Working with Older Survivors of Abuse


New Items for 2019!

DVAM Readiness Checklist for 2019 #1Thing Mayoral Proclamation  
DVAM Readiness Checklist #1Thing Mayoral Proclamation




Marketing materials

The following materials and graphics have been developed to assist in the visual messaging of #1Thing.


#1Thing Logo

#1thing #1thing


UnaCosa UnaCosa-solid


1Điều #1Điều-black #1Điều-white



Shareable Images

New images for 2019


Two adults helping a child to ride a bike. #1Thing Elderly couple. #1Thing Rainbow flag. #UnaCosa


Teen DVAM related images

TDVAM #1Thing two girls sitting on curb TDVAM #1Thing Young man with logo in background TDVAM #1Thing kitten

Download more images here

Social Media Banners

#1Thing #1Thing Equasion #1Thing
Bright yellow background with #1Thing logo. Two young women standing in front of logo with their backs to audience. Both have backpacks over their shoulder. Awareness + Action = Social change logo at bottom. DVAP & TDVAM logos.    


#1Thing Facebook frame



11 x 17

8.5 x 11





Sample Social Media Posts

  • What is your #1Thing?
  • A simple act can change a feeling, someone’s day, someone’s life. What #1Thing will you do to make a difference?
  • There is value and power in your #1Thing. Speak it loud & proud.
  • #1Thing I want to share about my story….
  • Do #1Thing to show that violence & abuse have no place in your world.
  • My #1Thing intersects with your #1Thing. Change happens. That’s cool.

Download a full list of Sample Social Media posts (English)

Download a full list of Sample Social Media posts (Spanish)


#Una Cosa & #1Thing social media materials from Casa de Esperanza


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Read books to my kids that break gender stereo types

More #UnaCosa materials


Social Media Post Cards

Vote open door Simple act

More social media cards

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