October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the month evolved from a single day, the "Day of Unity" in October 1981. It was organized by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to connect groups that worked to end violence against women and children. The first observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month took place in October 1987, and two years later in 1989, Congress passed a law designating October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, that same year the first national toll-free hotline begun. As a prevention specialist from EVE Inc., a 24-hour domestic violence shelter and sexual assault hotline, I find it very important for the community to recognize this month's significance.