New initiative aims to bring more awareness to domestic violence resources in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio businesses have until Oct. 1 to display domestic violence resource signs as part of a new initiative aimed at addressing some of the highest rates of domestic violence in Texas.

The San Antonio City Council approved a rule in October 2023 that “expands communication of domestic violence prevention, links people to resources and raises awareness of the issue among community members,” according to a news release.

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A sign with information and a QR code to help victims of domestic violence will be required in restrooms of all genders, including family restrooms, at places of public accommodations. Those places include the following:

  • apartment hotels
  • apartment houses with four or more units
  • bowling alleys
  • golf courses
  • movie theaters
  • public transport, including stations and terminals
  • restaurants, including all places where food and drinks are sold

“Businesses must place the sign, an adhesive decal, on the bottom right corner of the restroom mirror. If no mirror is available, an alternate option is to place the sign on the back of the restroom exit door at eye level or five feet above the floor. Community health workers (CHWs) will distribute the signs and educate businesses and the community about the ordinance,” Metro Health said in a news release.

Metro Health will carry out enforcement of the new rule during routine inspections and provide the sign at no cost to businesses.

Signs can be requested by calling 311 or 210-207-7776. People can also make complaints by using 311.

Sign with resources for domestic violence victims (City of San Antonio)

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