Purple Porch SA
is a campaign dedicated to showcasing the importance of maintaining healthy relationships in San Antonio. Join us by turning San Antonio purple this October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Simply switch your porch light for a purple one or decorate your porch with a purple wreath. Then snap a pic and post it on social media using #PurplePorchSA.
Why Turn San Antonio Purple?
San Antonio ranks highest among Texas cities for domestic violence cases. In 2020, the city reported 36 family violence homicides, of which 20 were women murdered by male intimate partners. During that same year, the SAPD Crisis Response Team served 14,542 family violence victims and conducted 2,672 home visits, even as home visits were limited due to COVID-19 protocols.
Domestic violence is only part of the issue. Family violence is also a big concern in San Antonio. Family violence can incorporate violence against an intimate partner, former intimate partner, parent, sibling, child, extended family, or household member. In 2020, SAPD received 68,025 calls for family violence, an increase of 34 percent from the year before.