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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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Now Hiring: Family Advocate Outreach Focus

We are hiring for two Family Advocate positions. These roles focus on services for victims of domestic violence in our outreach communities. Essential functions: Provide Legal Advocacy during EPO court hearings for victims of domestic violence; provide resources to all petitioners present in EPO Court; provide support advocacy for specific family court matters and criminal…

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June 27: Dine for our cause at Stella’s

Call or text a few friends to make plans for dinner at Stella’s Kentucky Deli on Thursday, June 27 from 5-10 p.m.  A portion of the evening’s sales will be donated to our agency.  Like us, Stella’s is dedicated to local farmers and supports local food economies. They’re located 143 Jefferson Street in Lexington. (Image retrieved from stellaskentuckydeli.com.)

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