Did you know that 1 in 4 women will be a victim of interpersonal violence in their lifetime?

** Take the #DREAMSPledge of Non-Violence! **

FAMILYConnections has been helping families heal from domestic violence (DV) since 2008 through DREAMS of Essex, a program of creative arts therapies and support services for children and their parents who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse (Learn More)

It is a DREAMS tradition to pay homage to domestic violence survivors and allies during DVAM and we invite the public to JOIN US!

Who can be involved:  Everyone!


The DREAMS team has created a pledge and a promise to remain non-violent in their relationships, to continue to model safe behaviors to others and to provide services to those who need help.  We ask the public to do the same.

I pledge…

To treat myself with respect

To treat my family and friends with respect

To stand up for those who need protection

To refrain from using all forms of violence and find a peaceful solution instead



Take the cause to social media to spread the word of non-violencePhotograph yourself or others (with their consent, of course) portraying non-violent relationships.  For example: pushing your child on a swing, dancing with your partner, laughing with a friend and post to social media tagging Family Connections with the hashtag:




Throughout October 2017

Follow us on this social media journey!

Donate to DREAMS:

Please consider donating to
Family Connections’ DREAMS Direct Expense fund

(Please write DREAMS in the memo)


Purple Thursday on Thursday, October 19th, a day to wear something purple to honor victims and support survivors of domestic violence.


2016 Campaign: #itscalledatanktop


For more information on #DREAMSPledge or DREAMS of Essex, please contact DREAMS Program Manager, Danielle Dineen at 973 323-3560 or ddineen@familyconnectionsnj.org