Maple Grove Takes a Stand Against Domestic Violence with the Purple Lights Initiative

Each October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  In 2017 the City of Maple Grove was approached by representatives from Domestic Violence Action and Awareness, a social justice program of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove, with the idea of a purple lights initiative.  The purpose of the initiative is to raise awareness that victims of domestic violence have a voice and will be heard.
Through the collaboration of Domestic Violence Action and Awareness and the City of Maple Grove, each evening during the month of October, purple lights will be lit at the Town Green and on the trees at the main entrance of the Maple Grove Public Safety Facility.  The lights will be a symbol that our community:
·         Takes a stand against domestic violence
·         Shows victims they have a voice and the city is listening
·         Offers support and resources for survivors
·         Remembers the victims
·         Encourages an open dialogue about the topic