I joined the YWCA team in early August and came in during a whirlwind of activity. We had The Party with the Purpose and went boho chic on a gorgeous summer evening for Girls Night Out. Here we are two months later and it’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). The highlight of DVAM is October 16 through October 20 which is the YWCA Week Without Violence. As the licensed domestic violence services provider for Kanawha, Boone, and Clay counties, YWCA Charleston has a full schedule of activities to raise awareness of domestic violence and intimate partner violence.