purple porch

"Seeing those purple porches, it's like there are people that are listening. There are people that care when you're going through something like this [domestic abuse], you feel really alone...It could be your next-door neighbor that needs help, and maybe just seeing that purple porch, they know it's a safe place. We need all the safe places we can have."

-Heather, a survivor of domestic abuse that received support from Harbor House

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - for the month of October we are asking everyone to switch out their porch light(s) with purple bulbs and/or add purple outdoor lights (flood lights, string lights, etc.

By participating in the Purple Porch Project, you are showing you...

  • Care about the issue of domestic violence
  • Want to spread awareness of the programs and services available locally for individuals experiencing domestic violence.
  • Support survivors of domestic violence
where to get your kits

This year we are asking for a $10 donation per each Purple Porch Project Kit. Kits can be picked up at the following retail partners:

Amano Print House 

Avenue Art & Company 

Seasons by Design & Jillayne's Boutique

Share your support of ending domestic violence in our community
by posting a picture of your purple porch!

Be sure to use hashtags


Download our Purple Porch Project social media toolkit for all of the
ways to be involved and spread awareness on social media!

Thank you to our 2020 Purple Porch Project Sponsors!

Outagamie County Light Bulb Sponsor
Outagamie County Awareness Sponsor
Calumet County Awareness Sponsor

State Bank of Chilton

Calumet County Purple Porch Project Sponsor
Media Sponsor

Do you or someone you know own a marquee sign?

We are looking for local business/individuals that would be interested in joining our Purple Porch Project in October by helping us promote the campaign and its mission. If you are interested, please reach out to Morgan, Harbor House's Marketing and Events Manager at morgan.kirchenwitz@harborhousewi.org.