The Marion County Children’s Alliance Family Violence Prevention Workgroup has several annual events that serve the community along with monthly events and workshops. Here are a few of the events and initiative, if you would like to sponsor an event please contact  Monica at monica@breakthesilenceonviolence.org or call (352) 438-5990


Childhood Awareness Month

Child Abuse Month occurs during the month of April. Child Abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.

What is Child Abuse?
Child Abuse occurs when somebody or a situation threatens the survival, security or the development of a child.

Child Abuse can be Physical, Sexual, Neglect or even Domestic Violence in the family environment.

Children who experience child abuse and neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, 30% more likely to commit a violent crime. For more information please visit our Child Abuse page


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen Dating Awareness Month is held during the month of February. Teen Dating Violence happens when one person uses a pattern of behavior to gain power and control over the other person.

Dating Violence is often hidden because teenagers typically are inexperienced with dating
relationships, they are pressured by peers to act violently or they may have romantic views of love.
The violence is influenced by how teenagers look at themselves and others.

To learn more about Teen Dating Violence visit the Teen Dating page, for downloads visit
our Resources page. To schedule a presentation on Teen Dating Violence please Contact Us.


Hit the Links and Swing to Break the Silence

The Vines Hospital is honored to support the 6th Annual Swing to Break the Silence Golf Tournament. Event Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., Shotgun begins at 8:00 a.m. on Friday June 10. Location is Eagle Ridge at Spruce Creek Country Club 13605 Del Webb Blvd. Summerfield, FL 34491

Cost: $75 per player $300 per foursome. Includes breakfast, lunch and swag bag. All proceeds benefit the Marion County Children’s Alliance.

Pre-registration will open June 1, 2016


13th Annual Back 2 School Bash

Saturday, July 30, 2016

10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m

We are seeking sponsors and donations of school supplies for our next event.
For details on sponsorship levels or to pay online go to Eventbrite or you can call (352) 438-5590 or (352) 629-0105 ext. 2912 for more information.

Ed Croskey Center 1510 N.W. 4th St. Ocala, FL 34475

Sponsored By: Marion County Children’s Alliance, Community Legal Services of Mid Florida, Inc. and the City of Ocala.


Night of Hope

Held in the month of September, The Night of Hope is a celebration to honor the victims and survivors of domestic violence. Dinner will be served and entertainment for your pleasure, there will be testimonials to be shared and a keynote speaker. Door prizes and vendors will part of this event.

The date of this event will be announce and registration will be through Eventbrite.


Walk of Hope

Annual Walk of Hope to honor the victim and survivors of domestic violence.

Walk take place at Ocala Police station through the main street of State Road 200 and ending  with a celebration at the Community College of Florida.

Do your part to show your support and join us this October.  Date to be announced and registration will be through Eventbrite.

17th Annual Break the Silence on Violence Conference

Break the Silence on Violence Conference

October 13, 2017 – College of Central Florida – Klein Conference Center

Keynote Speaker Kevin Hines – Author and global speaker on suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story.

There will be substance abuse and domestic violence tracks. 

Registrations is Closed.


Registration Fee:


Holiday Toy Drive and Christmas Parade

Donate an unwrapped gift for a child under 18 at one of the following locations:
Marion County Children’s Alliance, Ocala Police Department, Sheriff’s Office or at Paddock Mall.

Fill the Sleigh will occur during the Ocala Christmas Parade Look for the Marion County Children’s Alliance Sleigh and donate an unwrapped toy to one of our volunteers and they will place into the sleigh for you. The Ocala Christmas Parade happens the second Saturday of the Month. See you there.


Holiday Gift Wrapping at Paddock Mall

From December 9 through December 24 have your gifts wrapped by the volunteers of the Family Violence Prevention Workgroup at Paddock Mall.

All proceeds will go to Marion County Children’s Alliance Family Violence Prevention Workgroup

Volunteers are greatly appreciated please call (352) 438-5990 to get your name on the list.