YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley | Special Events

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM 2020: Thank you for your support!

We Believe You Pledge

Thank you to all our staff, board, friends and partners for joining us in the "We Believe You" pledge. Take a look at our video below!

DVAM committee member and survivor of domestic violence, Rhonda W. Clay, tells her story of her journey from victim to survivor. She share why advocates are necessary and why it's so important to reach out to those affected by domestic violence. Read her words here.

Take the "We Believe You" Pledge Today!
We know that 1 in 3 women will be a victim of domestic violence and because of this, join YWCA in pledging to take a stand against domestic violence. Pledge to listen to victims and survivors. Pledge to amplify the voices of victims, survivors, and advocates. Pledge to say "I believe you."

Percentage Nights

The YWCA is incredibly grateful for the following organizations partnering to raise funds for YWCA's life-saving services

Honeymouth- 125 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Moe's Southwest Grill Cumberland- 1800 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916

Belk West Town Mall- 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Chipotle- 71701 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916

Papa Murphy's- 9205 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37931

Moe's Southwest Grill- 9450 South Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922

Kendra Scott- 5350 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

The Intersectionality Between Domestic Violence and Race: A Conversation

On Wednesday, October 21st, YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley sat down for a conversation with ZaKiya Bell-Rogers, YWCA Asheville Board Member, to discuss the intersectionality between Domestic Violence and Racial Justice. This discussion highlighted on the lesser-known, additional barriers victims and survivors of color might have.

ZaKiya is a mother of four children, wife and a survivor of childhood domestic violence. She currently serves on the Board of YWCA Asheville and is a Community Engagement Specialist for Helpmate Inc., the same agency that gave her shelter in 1995. ZaKiya has used her story as a guiding light to hope and not as a story of despair.

ZaKiya continues to use her voice by advocating, engaging the community and providing training for agencies that serve at risk populations. She has more than 17 years in the social work field and 5 years in direct services for Domestic Violence. ZaKiya’s greatest joy is that she can give back to those that are in need.

”An advocate is born, when a survivor finds their voice!”- ZaKiya Bell-Rogers

Purple Hearts Social Campaign

Thank you for taking a stand against domestic violence by reposting YWCA's DVAM Hearts on your social media platforms to say #YWeBelieveYou to survivors and victims. Together, we can stop the cycle of domestic violence.

2019 WeBeliveYou

Thank You to our 2020 Sponsors

Thank you to our generous partners for supporting YWCA's Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

Media Sponsors

Printing Sponsor

2019 Highlights

City and County Proclamations

Awareness Campaigns and Candlelight Vigils

Talk and Toast with Ellen Reid

Oak Ridge Coordinated Community Response Breakfast