Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October)


Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is held throughout the month of October as a way to bring advocates across the nation together to end domestic violence.  DAIS will be holding events throughout the month of October to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with survivors everywhere. Please consider joining us!

View our full slate of DVAM events


DAIS is very excited to announce our partnership with several local breweries for the One in Four beer initiative.


  • One in Four refers to the statistic that one in four women will experience some form of domestic violence or intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
  • Third Space Brewing in Milwaukee is leading a “Brewing Initiative Against Domestic Violence”. They created the recipe, artwork, and promotional material and made it available to any brewer in the country who wanted to join in and help raise funds for an organization of their choosing that helps those who have been affected by domestic violence or intimate partner violence.
  • Locally, Karben 4 Brewing Delta Beer Lab, Vintage Brewing Company, Hop Haus Brewing Company, is making One in Four Beer to benefit DAIS.

You can find One in Four at the brewery’s Taproom and the following locations:

  • Atomic Koi
  • BarleyPop Tap and Shop
  • BB Jacks – Cottage Grove
  • BB Jacks – DeForest
  • Black Bear
  • Blind Shot Social Club
  • Boneyard
  • Buck & Honey’s Sun Prairie
  • Chiefs
  • Dark Horse
  • Dexter’s Pub
  • Echo Tap
  • Erin’s Snug Irish Pub
  • Garth’s Brew Bar
  • Garver Feed Mill
  • Growlers To Go-Go
  • Harmony Bar
  • Hawks Bar
  • Ian’s Pizza at Garver Mill
  • Jade Monkey
  • Keystone Grill-Cambridge
  • LJ’s
  • Lucille
  • Muskellounge
  • Nitty Gritty-Sun Prairie
  • Oakstone
  • Off Broadway Drafthouse
  • Ohio Tavern
  • Olbrich Biergarten
  • Paoli Pub
  • Plow Restaurant-Cambridge
  • Prairie Athletic Club
  • Public House 55
  • Sal’s – Johnson St
  • Sal’s – Livingston
  • Sal’s -Sun Prairie
  • Sookies
  • Spartan Bowl
  • Tavernakaya
  • The Atwood
  • The Dive Inn
  • The Malt House
  • Tip Top
  • Villa Tap

10th Anniversary


Nakoma Golf Club


Charity Golf Outing and Silent Auction – Presented by J&K Security Solutions. Over $1,000,000 raised since 2013.


More Information (Event PDF)

Raise for DAIS golf event flier

Unity of Madison’s “Christmas in July” Fundraiser

For 19 years, Unity Of Madison has hosted an annual “Christmas in July” event to raise awareness and critical funds for DAIS. Unity’s generosity over the years has supported life-saving programs at DAIS, including our 24/7, free and confidential Help Line, Parent, Child, and Youth Advocacy, legal services for clients, case management, prevention and outreach work, and the only domestic violence shelter in Dane County.

Host an Event for DAIS


Events hosted by members of our community are vital for DAIS. Many people don’t know about the array of services that DAIS offers, and they are also unaware of the prevalence of domestic violence in Dane County. You can help us raise awareness and financial assistance by having a casual event at your home or business. A DAIS staff member would gladly attend to help you spread the word.


If you are interested in hosting an event for DAIS, see our Community Event Toolkit and contact Katie Danforth at or call 608-251-1237 ext. 308