If you ever see a purple porch light, it's there to bring awareness to incidents of domestic violence (DM). DM goes undetected for far too long, especially if the victim feels they cannot leave due to a dangerous response from the attacker.
The Purple Light Nights movement not only aims to increase awareness of DM, but also show those who suffer that there are safe spaces and people who stand with them. The movement's motto is, "Shine a light and save a life." Sometimes, survivors themselves will also use a purple porch light to stand in solidarity and show it can happen to anyone.
Watch for purple porch lights in October—Domestic Violence Awareness Month—and throughout the year.