Did you know the month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s website, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in 1987. You can find information on protecting yourself as well as on events to raise domestic violence awareness on their website. Another helpful online resource is The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence . ACADV is a non-profit organization that also works to raise awareness of domestic violence issues and offers a legal advocacy hotline “available for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, concerned family members and friends, and professionals working on their behalf.” People who find themselves in a domestic violence situation can visit the Protective Order Center for resources on understanding and navigating the process of obtaining an Order of Protection. However, if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.