Working Against Violence Inc, or WAVI, kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The month of October will include events and activities in hopes of bringing awareness and education to the crime and its victims.
In 2012 WAVI helped more than 2,100 clients, of which more than 1,900 were for domestic violence.
Some events include a booth at the Zonta Expo on the 3rd, a delivery of baked good to first responders, and participating at chuck-a-puck during the October 21st Rush game.
The goal is to spread awareness and get the community to back this serious crime.
"And it's also the most under reported crime that there is. So we know there are a lot more people out there that need services. So we want to make sure that they know where we are," says Executive Director of WAVI Mary Corbine.
"This thing happens behind closed doors in the confines of what should be the safest place on earth for a family, in their own homes," says Chief of Police Steve Allender.
There will also be Purple Power Fridays, where WAVI encourages everyone to wear purple and spread the word.