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Interval House, Connecticut’s largest agency dedicated to ending domestic violence and intimate partner abuse—announced today its plans for October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

“Purple with a Purpose” is a social-media fueled awareness campaign interspersed with several friend- and fund-raising events to support the agency’s life-saving services for victims. Those interested may register at by creating a fundraising team for the month and/or signing up for a virtual walk, scheduled for Oct. 1-4. Participants are encouraged to serve as “influencers” by donating to get Purple with a Purpose swag such as face masks, wrist bands, and yard signs, and then sharing their pictures on social media. Branded frames and filters will be available for use on Facebook and Instagram starting Sept. 28.

The following “Purple with a Purpose” events are planned:

Jennifer Farber Dulos Memorial Walk to End Domestic Violence
Thursday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, Oct. 4
A virtual awareness walk aimed at honoring survivors and remembering those lost. Participants can form both virtual and in-person teams to walk and raise money for Interval House, at their convenience between Oct.1-4. Register ($25/person with the option to donate more for swag) at

Brunch with Champions
Sunday, Oct. 11; 11 a.m.
Brunch with Champions is the virtual take on Interval House’s annual Breakfast with Champions. Broadcast live from kitchens across the region, attendees will learn how to make a signature cocktail from Hartford Flavor Company owner and mixologist Lelaneia Dubay and then be led through the creation of a decadent brunch entrée by a local celebrity chef. President & CEO Mary-Jane Foster will provide an update on the state of affairs at Interval House. Register by September 30 to receive delivery of a “Brunch Box” for two, stocked by Highland Park Market and Hartford Flavor Company ($100; Greater Hartford only). Registration without delivery: $50. Register at

Wednesday, Oct. 14; noon
Lunch & Learn with Kica Matos of the Vera Institute of Justice
Drawing on her extensive experience as a national advocate for immigration reform, Kica Matos discusses the dynamics of domestic violence in the immigrant community. A spotlight on Interval House’s new program, Project: Hope Beyond Fear, the trio will offer insight into the obstacles that immigrants and refugees face in seeking justice. Register for this free Zoom presentation at; donations in lieu of ticket price accepted at

Sunday, Oct. 25; 7pm
Tell Me Another: Survival, a virtual storytelling event with Terry Wolfisch Cole
Interval House wraps up Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a special event focusing on personal accounts of abuse and reaching beyond it. Emceed by Terry Wolfisch Cole, host of Tell Me Another and GrandSLAM champion of NPR’s The Moth, the evening will feature eight gripping stories told by survivors and witnesses of domestic violence. A free streaming event, all donations made online will 100% support Interval House’s free services for victims and their children. Register for free at Interval House; donations accepted in lieu of ticket price at

Proceeds from all events and any donations made in conjunction with events will directly support Interval House’s crisis and advocacy measures for victims.


About Interval House
Founded in 1977, Interval House is the largest agency in the state of Connecticut dedicated to preventing and breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Through its direct service and community outreach in 24 towns and cities both East and West of the Connecticut River, Interval House has touched the lives of more than 250,000 people over four decades. 24-Hour Hotline: (888) 774-2900. Donations accepted: All other calls: (860) 246-9149. Website:

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