Julie Hutchinson
DVA Program Manager


Dear Fellow DVA Program Managers,

Although we are in the final trimester of our WOT year, we still have plenty of time and opportunity to make a difference and promote awareness of domestic violence.   February has been selected as an emphasis month for DVA and it ties in perfectly with the nationwide promotion of 'Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month'.  One in three teens will experience some form of abuse before they reach adulthood and with our help, we can promote awareness and help stop the abuse before it happens.

Join us for the National Week of Respect – February 13 – 17 (to learn more go to

I am challenging all Women of Today members to wear orange on Tuesday, February 14th in support of Teen Dating Violence Awareness

Follow up on February 17th with the following National Respect Announcement:
With Valentine’s Day behind us, we’d like to remind you that everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship.  Remember, love has many definitions, but abuse is not one of them.  If you or someone you know has a question about a relationship, healthy or unhealthy, visit or text “loveis” to 22522.

By promoting awareness and sharing on social medial sites, supporting local awareness programs in your schools, submitting articles into the newspaper --- you may be able to foster healthy relationships for our teens.  Promoting Teen Dating Violence Awareness and providing information for those teens who might be in an abusive relationship on ways to reach out for help – just might save a life.    As Women of Today; together, we can create a statement of support for those suffering from Domestic Violence in any form.
Please share with me your articles, projects and photos along with the attached DVA Transmittal Form.  For every transmittal that I receive, recognition and incentives will be given.  I thank you in advance for all your support and dedication in helping to stop the violence.

If you have any questions or if I can be of assistance, please email me.

Please be advised that some documents can not be changed, i.e., manuals are in .pdf format.  Other documents have been transferred over to Google Docs.  Click on item you want to download.  If the document is not in .pdf, along the top there will be a formatting menu - click on 'File', go to 'Download' and choose your option.


Domestic Violence Awareness (DVA)

The United States Women of Today creed states that we are "dedicated to serving our community and nation."  Since our inception in 1985, the USWT has worked with foundations such as March of Dimes, Arthritis Foundation, Lost Child Network, Autism, Breast Cancer Awareness, Resolve, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Domestic Violence Awareness.  Since 1985, over $1,000,000 has been donated to the above organizations.  In the past our charitable foundations were supported by our organization on a rotating three (3) year bid basis.  However, as of May 1, 2011 Domestic Violence Awareness has become our permanent national charitable foundation.

Educating members and our community about Domestic Violence and how it affects the lives of women, children and men in our country is the focus of the United States Women of Today.  Our Domestic Violence Awareness Program Manager will work closely with state and local contacts to promote both educational and fundraising projects.

For more information regarding educational and fundraising ideas, please review our current Domestic Violence Awareness Manual.

Everyone has the right to live without fear and violence.

Each Domestic Violence Awareness Program Manager is encouraged to promote the area in a way she finds most beneficial and fun. Having a fun theme/logo often makes the promotion of this area easier and more effective. She may also offer any kind of incentives she believes will encourage members' participation.  Please fill out the DVA Transmittal Form and remit to the DVA Program Manager.