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17 Days/17 Ways — Help your church

Dealing with domestic violence within the church can be challenging. Often, a couple attends the same church so we lean toward the power of prayer. We pray to keep the victims safe and to put peace in the abuser’s heart so that the violence will stop. Because of the inherent complexity, members of the church…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Volunteer Your Time

We love our volunteers! Got an extra hour a month? A couple of open weekends? A morning every week? Please, talk to us about becoming a volunteer. You’ll be happier you did. But more on that a little later. First, let’s look at this by the numbers. It takes an amazing amount of person-power to…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Neighborhood Watch

A domestic violence awareness organization in Johannesburg created this powerful public service announcement. It’s an experiment. (Video courtesy of POWA via Youtube.) Loud drumming prompts the ire of neighbors and even resulted in a lecture about respect. Loud noise associated with intimate partner abuse is ignored. One might assume the lack of response from neighbors…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Reach Out to Someone

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that “one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.” This means that you know probably know someone who has been abused by an intimate partner. Domestic violence is usually thought of as physical and sexual abuse, and though these are commonly seen in domestic…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Speak Out

If you hear someone using abusive or controlling language, say “I don’t appreciate that,” and explain why it is unacceptable. Intent is everything. We have so many teachable moments in our everyday lives that we don’t seize.  When watching a movie with a friend, or a football game, even nighttime television, if you hear a…

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17 Days/17 Ways–Dial 911

Would you call 911 if you saw a drunk driver strike a pedestrian? What about if you saw or heard intimate partner abuse? Many times people tell themselves, “It isn’t my business,” or “I don’t want to get involved.” Maybe it’s because intimate partner abuse is considered by many to be a private, family matter.…

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17 Days/17 Ways Awareness Campaign

People ask us, “What can I do to help?” This October, during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’ll give you 17 ways. Look to our blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed every day from October 1 to October 17 for practical ways you can nurture victims of abuse and help put an end to intimate…

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Gina Tognoni Sole9 Trunk Show to Benefit Survivors

Two-Time Emmy Award winning actress, Gina Tognoni of Daytime Television returns to Lexington at the end of the month to show her line of Sole9 Resort Footwear. A portion of sales made during this special event will be donated to our agency! Shoppers and shoe-lovers, grab a pen to save the dates on your calendar:…

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Shop for a Cause

We are looking forward to participating in the Macy’s Shop for a Cause event on Saturday, August 24! With the purchase of a $5 Shop for a Cause savings pass from our organization, you will save 25% all day on regular, sale, and clearance items (including many home goods) and 10% on electronics and furniture.…

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