YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley | Special Events

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM 2020: Get Involved!

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

Visit the following restaurants who have partnered with YWCA for a portion of your proceeds going directly to YWCA's life saving services.

Honeymouth- 125 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Shop all October long to give back 10% of your purchase!

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

Tuesday, October 6th from 5-9pm.

Moe's Cumberland will be giving back 10% of their proceeds!

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

Friday, October 9th to Sunday, October 11th. Purchase your $5 ticket to this Belk Charity Sale here. ! Tickets give you $10 off your in-store purchase in addition to discounts of rarely discounted items! All ticket proceeds go directly to YWCA.

Chipotle- 71701 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916

Monday, October 12th from 4-8pm. Use this graphic in store or order online with code A3PF9R4.

Chipotle will be donating 33% of their proceeds.

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

Wednesday, October 14th from 1-8pm. Commit to attend here.

Papa Murphy's will be donating 25% of their proceeds!

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

Thursday, October 22nd from 4-9pm. Commit to attend here!

Moe's Northshore will be giving back 15% of their proceeds!

Kendra Scott- 5350 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th all day in-store and online! On October 29th-30th use code GIVEBACK9707 at checkout, flyers for in-store use will be posted soon!

Kendra Scott will be donating 20% of purchases!

The Intersectionality Between Domestic Violence and Race: A Conversation

Join us on Wednesday, October 21st at 11:30am for a conversation between ZaKiya Bell-Rogers, YWCA Asheville Board Member, and Alizza Punzalan-Randle, YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley CEO, on the intersectionality between Domestic Violence and Racial Justice. This discussion will shine light on the lesser-known, additional barriers victims and survivors of color may have.

Register here!

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