2022 Purple Tie Awards Recap!
Each year, advocates, survivors, and supporters recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). On Oct 27, YWCA and the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women and city officials held the 4th Annual Purple Tie Awards on the steps of Glendale City Hall to honor men working to end domestic violence and build a culture of support for survivors in Glendale. This year’s honorees include Pasadena Federal Credit Union’s Vice President, Membership and Community Partnership Howard Smith, and Glendale Police Department’s Officer Aaron Kim. YWCA Glendale and Pasadena’s Board Member, Manual Magpapian, hosted the awards ceremony. A candle-lighting ceremony led by Glendale City Church’s Pastor Todd Leonard followed the presentation to celebrate survivors’ resilience and strength and mourn those who have lost their lives because of abuse.
It takes a community to #enddomesticviolence, and we are so grateful for all of our supporters who have made this cause their own!
YWCA Glendale and Pasadena’s Domestic Violence Program serves over 2,500 women and children each year through residential and nonresidential services and has served over 75,000 individuals since the program’s inception in 1979. Services include a 16-bed emergency shelter that offers safe refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence and addresses their immediate need for safety, shelter, food, and clothing. Free and confidential help is available 24/7 for individuals experiencing domestic violence. Those seeking help may contact the YWCA’s confidential hotline at 888-999-7511 or visit the resources on our site for more information.