In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Violence Intervention Program of Opportunities for Otsego is organizing several exhibits during the month of October.  These events and exhibits are available to the public.  Below are dates and times of several projects which will commemorate this important month of awareness:
 
 In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) of Opportunities for Otsego is organizing several exhibits during the month of October.

The Clothesline Project: A compelling visual display of t-shirts decorated by those impacted by domestic violence that include messages of hope, perseverance, recovery, and resiliency.
· October 3rd & 4th, Southside Mall, Oneonta from 1:00PM to 5:00PM
· October 9th-12th, Hartwick College, Dewar Union from 11:00AM to 2:00PM
· October 15th-19th, SUNY Oneonta, IRC from 10:00AM to 2:00PM
· October 22nd-25th, Otsego County Family Court Building, First Floor, Cooperstown from 9:30AM to 4:00PM
· October 29th & 30th, Downtown Oneonta, Main Street Walkway from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Empty Place at the Table is a memorial honoring victims who have lost their lives to domestic violence. The exhibit features a dining table set with personal effects donated by the families of victims, who will always hold their loved one in their hearts.
· October 9th-12th, Hartwick College, Anderson Hall from 9:00PM to 5:00PM
· October 15th-19th, SUNY Oneonta, Mills Dining Hall from 9:00PM to 5:00PM

The Silent Witness Project is a national initiative to bring awareness to relationship violence. The exhibit is comprised of life sized silhouettes of survivors of domestic violence with their accompanying narratives.
· October 3rd & 4th, Southside Mall, Oneonta from 1:00PM to 5:00PM
· October 22nd-25th, Otsego County Family Court Building, First Floor, Cooperstown from 9:30AM to 4:00PM
· October 29th & 30th, Downtown Oneonta, Main Street Walkway from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

The Violence Intervention Program is also commemorating Wear Purple Day on Thursday, October 18th. This national events aims to raise awareness and shine the light on domestic