Domestic violence has been a rising concern over the years, and the month of October aims to bring awareness to the issue.

"See it, say it, stop it" that is what the Women's Shelter of South Texas say going purple is all about. October marks Domestic violence and prevention month and the shelter wants Corpus Christi residents to know that help is always offered to those in need.

Across the country, people are showing their support against domestic violence by wearing purple, a color used to signify awareness of violence and unify the community. Last year the Women's Shelter saw over 2,000 cases relating to domestic violence with almost half being children.

Organizers with the non-profit say they are seeing an increase in the number of domestic violence cases with men as the victims with nearly 40 cases being reported here in the Coastal Bend so far.

The Police Officers Association will be hosting a forum on family violence at 12 p.m. Thursday. Politicians both running and serving in office will discuss ways to tackle the issue.

If you or someone you know may be a victim of violence visit to find resources.