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    Everyday, we restore hope to families in our community
    affected by domestic violence.
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    Your support makes a BIG difference and helps us provide emergency resources
    and services and temporary safe shelter for victims and survivors.
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    Every day we bring hope to millions of children in the world's
    hardest places as a sign of God's unconditional love.

Welcome to

Break the Silence on Violence

The Marion County Children’s Alliance, under the direction of its Board of Directors, hired a family violence prevention coordinator in 2005 in an effort to undertake the challenges of addressing the impact of domestic violence in Marion County and to serve as chair of the Family Violence Prevention workgroup, aka a domestic violence taskforce. The Workgroup consists of representatives from a variety of social services, non-profit and for-profit agencies, businesses and community members.

Our Mission

To end family violence in Marion County, Florida by coordinating community resources and services to assist families in crisis. We organize activities that increase public awareness through education, training and collaborations with individuals, community leaders, public and private organizations.

Our Focus

  • Improving communication among agencies, organizations and individuals involved in prevention.
  • Educating all segments of the population on relevant facts.
  • Improving the delivery of services to victims and survivors .
  • Providing emergency resources and services to victims and survivors.

Our Initiatives

Community events to raise awareness.

Night of Hope 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00
Tickets: $35
College of Central Florida - Klein Center

A special evening to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence. Dinner-Music-Giveaways-Survivor Testimonies

Wear Your Wings Virtual DV Walk 2020

Run/Walk or choose your activity and complete your 5K(3.1 miles) Anytime between Oct 1 and Oct. 9 and submit your time by Oct. 10, 2020

Gift of Christmas Toy Drive

Donate a NEW unwrapped toy to the Gift of Christmas Toy Drive.

The Family Violence Prevention Workgroup will accept donations for children to teens for more information, call Monica at (352) 438-5993

Holiday Gift Wrapping Campaign

Have you holiday gifts wrapped by one of our volunteers while you shop at Paddock Mall.

Fri: Dec. 10, 2021 to Dec. 24, 2021
Paddock Mall Hours
Near Macy's

How you can help us?

Just click now Donate Now to make a donation.


Annual Toy Drive and Gift Wrapping Event at Paddock Mall

2021 Holiday
Gift Wrap
Gift Wrap
Volunteer Form
Gift of Christmas
Toy Drive

Featured Event

Become a Volunteer

Join us during our workgroup meetings to find out which opportunity fits you best. Meetings are normally held the 2nd Monday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Sheriff's Office Emergency Operations Center. *Due to Covid-19, we are currently meeting virtually. E-mail your contact information to Monica@breakthesilenceonviolence.org to receive link to join the call.

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Break the Silence Conference
  • at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • College of Central Florida
  • 1
  • Oct
Wear Your Wing DV Walk
  • TBD
  • Virtual Walk/Run
  • Oct
Gift Wrapping Campaign
  • Mall Hours
  • Paddock Mall
  • 10
  • Dec
Gift of Christmas
Toy Drive
  • Dec 1-24
  • Various drop off locations
  • 1-24
  • DEC