To remove family violence from a society, it takes community members working together to build a network of support. There needs to be a general awareness by the community of the prevalence of abuse, the signs and symptoms of family violence, the resources and services that are available through MSCFV, and how to connect with these resources. MSCFV provides and participates in diverse community awareness opportunities in order to connect victims with the services they need.

Social Media

Social Media is key to raising awareness in the community. By ‘liking’ or ‘following’ MSCFV’s social media pages, more people will view MSCFV's hotline number and be aware of MSCFV services. When victims are ready to leave the violence, they will have more access to the MSCFV contact information and, hopefully, a stronger awareness and trust of MSCFV services. The more they learn about MSCFV, the more they will know there are organizations available to help. Victims can also use our social media accounts to contact our Hotline Advocates. Please follow all of our social media accounts to help us connect with victims. Together we can end their cycle of violence.

Get started by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today!

Awareness Kits

Awareness Kits have been created by MSCFV for local businesses, community agencies and government offices to reach out to potential and existing victims of family violence to help connect them to MSCFV services. The tools in the kit, available in English and Spanish, are designed to enable discreet information that can be easily hidden or reviewed away from the abuser. These tools include:

  • Shoe Cards: These small cards, that can easily be hidden in a shoe, have the MSCFV family violence hotline number and MSCFV contact information printed on them. 
  • Family Violence Hotline Flyers: These flyers are perfect for displaying in public restrooms, fitting rooms and other locations where the victim may be away from view of the abuser.

These kits are available for free to any Mid-Shore entity interested in displaying them. Contact info@mscfv.org to learn more.

Anchors Away Campaign

The Anchors Away campaign engages victims, survivors, staff, community partners and other stakeholders in sharing their stories to raise awareness of the impact of family violence on real people, the services offered by MSCFV and their partners to assist victims, and the results of MSCFV’s work. This campaign:

  • Provides a safe outlet for victims to claim and share their stories, gaining power over their experiences and celebrating their successes
  • Shares knowledge created by MSCFV, promoting the innovative programming and leadership roles taken on by MSCFV to address the needs of victims in the rural Mid-Shore Counties
  • Highlights community partnerships and donors
  • Promotes the impact of MSCFV programming, donor support and community involvement
  • Shares knowledge created by others to educate the community in general and family violence victims specifically in relevant matters such as cybersecurity, court preparation, teen dating violence and more
Check out our Anchors Away Posts Here.
To be included in the Anchors Away campaign, contact us at (general email address or info@mscfv.org).

Journey of Strength

Through the Journey of Strength Awareness Campaign, victims and supporters shared their stories on overcoming abuse and creating their futures without violence.

Events

MSCFV provides and participates in diverse community awareness opportunities in order to connect victims with the services they need and to unite the community in a network that supports victims and works to eliminate family violence.

See our upcoming events.

We are currently collecting items to help the children of the domestic abuse survivors we are working with have a strong start to this school year. To learn how you can help these children, click here.