Join us this October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 2023!


DVAM Kick-Off & Proclamation






Kick-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with us at the Duluth City Hall steps. Join us as we hear from community leaders including Ricky Defoe, Lyz Jaakola and the Oshkii Giiszhik Singers, Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, Superior Mayor Jim Paine, Safe Haven, Dabinoo’Igan and others.

Duluth City Hall Steps

October 2, 2023 | 12-1pm

18th Annual Fundraising Luncheon

Welcome to the Greysolon Ballroom for Safe Haven’s 18th annual luncheon in support of survivors.  We will provide a warm lunch and present the 3rd Annual Marilyn Bamford Service Award, watch an inspiring video of strength and determination, and guide attendees through a powerful exploration for 10 minutes that will help put us all IN THEIR SHOES as survivors of domestic violence.

To learn more or to register please RSVP to your Table Host or contact our outreach team:

Greysolon Ballroom

October 5, 2023 | 12-1pm

Safe Haven Presentation 

The Women’s Ministry group of Luthern Church of the Good Shepherd is pleased to host members of Duluth’s faith community for a presentation and conversation about domestic violence and how the community can provide support.  This event will include an immersive IN THEIR SHOES activity as well as basic information about Safe Haven’s services.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd  | 1325 N 45th Ave E

October 10, 2023 | 6:30-8:30pm

Safe Haven Social Hour








Grab your friends and coworkers and come support Safe Haven with a happy hour at Bent Paddle! We’ll have a table with information, friendly staff to answer your questions and chat with, and a number of items up for raffle. Get a beverage, donate to earn raffle tickets, and support survivors all while unwinding after work!

Bent Paddle Brewery | October 17, 2023 | 4:30-7:00pm

Tell us you’re coming here.

In Their Shoes: A look into a Duluth Survivor’s Experience

Participants will do, think, and experience the lives of survivors in this educational activity that promotes empathy and understanding.  Self-led stations allow you to move through at your own pace, identifying barriers to success for survivors and their children.  Open house format for those unable to attend the luncheon, but still want to learn about Safe Haven’s work and this year’s theme of IN THEIR SHOES.

Zeitgeist Atrium

October 24, 2023 | 3:00-5:30pm

Stay connected and get engaged!

For questions or more information, contact our Director of Philanthropy.

Window Candlelight Vigil

Stop by our downtown Resource Center during the month of October 2023 to see our annual vigil remembering the lives of those lost to domestic violence in Minnesota over the past year. Learn more about those we lost here.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Become a Sponsor

Is your company interested in becoming a sponsor of Safe Haven’s 2023 Domestic Violence Awareness Month program and luncheon?

Learn about the benefits of becoming a sponsor in our sponsorship packet, including:

  • a letter from our leadership
  • a simple Safe Haven fact sheet
  • sponsorship levels and benefits
  • a commitment form

Please email our Director of Philanthropy or contact Carin by phone at 218-730-2468 with questions!