Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Join the nationwide effort to raise awareness about domestic violence throughout October by participating in community events commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For Dane County Domestic Violence Awareness Month events click here.

Inner Fire Yoga Open House

Inner Fire Yoga Oct 10 benefitting DAIS

Inner Fire Yoga is hosting an Open House on October 10 with all donations to benefit DAIS. There will be full schedules of free yoga classes all day long at both locations (Campus and West).  Bring a friend to sweat and stretch for a good cause.

For more information visit their Facebook page, Inner Fire Yoga.

Purchase CityTins’ and Support DAIS

Through October 15, 2015, $10 of each CityTins’ purchased through the DAIS sponsored webpage will directly benefit DAIS. CityTins’ mission is to encourage and incentivize community support of locally-owned and operated restaurants and businesses that contribute to the culture and community that make every city unique.

The 5th Annual Dress for DAIS Fashion Show


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Thursday, October 15th
Overture Center for the Arts, Main Lobby
Madison, Wisconsin

Click here to Purchase Your Tickets or by calling DAIS at (608) 807-4021.

For a list of boutique and salon participants and this year’s sponsors, click here.


2015 Dine Out for DAIS


Thursday, October 22nd

Choose from over 80 participating restaurants and Dine Out for DAIS!

For a complete list of participating restaurants click here

Interfaith Teen Summit


Saturday, October 24th
First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin

Please register your youth group, or as an individual by
clicking this link to the RSVP Google Form

Contact Aly Jarocki at

Facebook Event Page

Range of Expression Art Show at Manna Cafe

Manna Cafe & Bakery
November 2 – 30, 2015
Monday-Friday, 6 am – 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 7 am – 2 pm

Raising awareness on the issue of domestic violence doesn’t end after Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. During the month of November, Manna Cafe & Bakery and art instructor Kathy Esch from Madison College presents collective works of creative expression from various artists with 20% of the proceeds benefiting DAIS. From colorful neighborhoods, to vivid scenes of faraway places, the 2015 Range of Expression show celebrates an artistic interpretation of oil, acrylic, water color and pastel medium. For a full list of artists: Range of Expression Art Show at Manna Cafe.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace Workshop

DAIS and The Employer Group are co-hosting the Domestic Violence and the Workplace Workshop on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.  This workshop is targeted to business owners, managers, Human Resources professionals and concerned co-employees, and will present information on the impact domestic violence has on the workplace and employees.

In addition, the workshop will provide useful strategies to create a safer work environment, such as employee education, compassionate management, privacy protection, and active partnership with DAIS and other community providers.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m at The Madison Club (Terrace Room), 5 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703. Space is limited, so please register by emailing, or call (608) 807-4021. $25 suggested donation to DAIS can be made here.

Facilitated by Hannah Wagner Jacoby, Prevention, Training and Education Coordinator for DAIS, and Marla Rybowiak, Director of Operations for The Employer Group.

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Community events are vital for DAIS and the awareness and financial assistance raised through these events help us to offer critical services to domestic violence victims and their children.  They also strengthen the public’s ability to recognize and counteract domestic violence’s far-reaching effects.

If you are interested in hosting an event for DAIS please take a look at our Community Event Toolkit and contact Sheba at or 608-807-4021.