October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The City of Largo is proud to declare the month of October Domestic Violence Prevention Month in accordance with the National Recognition. The City of Largo stands with victims, our law enforcement officers, social workers, professionals, educators, and other brave individuals who are focused on protecting families and communities from domestic violence.

WHERE TO FIND SUPPORT
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, the Largo Police Department is here to help. Victim Advocates provide crisis intervention, information and resources, social service referrals, and personal safety planning. For more information about Victim Services, contact the Largo Victim Advocate at 727-587-6730 or DomesticViolence@largo.com.

Pinellas County 2-1-1, the Florida Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline, and the Sexual Assault Services of Pinellas County are great local resources for victims and provide a sensitive and competent coordinated response to domestic violence.

To view how Pinellas County has coordinated a community response to intimate partner homicide, download the Pinellas Coalition to End Domestic Violence Annual Report.

BE AN UPSTANDER, NOT A BYSTANDER
If you have reason to fear for the immediate safety of yourself or someone you know, call 911 or the Largo Police.

Throughout October, the City of Largo and Largo Police Department will share resources on Largo.com, social media, and other internal and external communications tools. 

  • Tune in to the City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, October 19 at 6pm to hear the reading of a proclamation to recognize the month
  • Show your support and "paint Pinellas purple," by wearing purple to raise awareness about domestic violence
  • Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for resources to share on your personal page

When you get involved, you can make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of survivors affected by domestic violence each day. For more resources and ways to raise awareness, visit Largo.com/VictimAdvocate.

To get help now, call LPD at 727-587-6730 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233, or chat with someone online.