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3rd of March 2020
In Her Words: DV Survivors Speak about Women They Honor
At Women’s Center & Shelter, we celebrate women every day. In recognition of International Women’s Day, WC&S talked to DV survivors about women that inspire hope in them.
5th of February 2020
Teenagers Experience Dating Violence, Too. Do You Know the Signs?
‘Domestic abuse.’ Think about those words. Now, close your eyes for a moment. Picture the first image that came to mind. Did you see a fist? Or perhaps a bruised face? Maybe an inebriated, pot-bellied man in a dirty sleeveless shirt grabbing the arm of his wife as she struggles to escape his grasp? I […]
24th of January 2020
January is Stalking Awareness Month: How Can You SPOT a Stalker?
Hey…you. After a long week, you decide to spend Friday night journaling at your favorite café while sipping earl grey. The cupcakes look decadent so you bend down to select the one in the back with the sprinkles. Cupcake in hand, you rise and turn and bump into the guy behind you. You apologize for […]
23rd of December 2019
Meet our Children’s Support Staff: Kayla & Lily!
Domestic Violence Affects Children When it comes to domestic violence, children are often the forgotten victims. Whether or not the violence is taken out on children, simply witnessing it can have deep, lasting effects. In the US, more than 15 million children live in homes in which domestic violence has happened at least one time. […]
7th of November 2019
Abuse or Homelessness: The Choice No Survivor Should Have to Make
Escaping a home where an abuser maintains control does not always equal freedom for women facing intimate partner violence (IPV). Often, it is a path directly to the streets. IPV is a proven cause of housing instability and homelessness for survivors and families. After enduring the trauma of abuse, a survivor may not have the […]
28th of August 2019
A Day in the Life of a Child at Women’s Center & Shelter
“Mom seems really upset lately. I asked her what was wrong, and she didn’t answer me. She used to always greet me with a smile when I got back from school, which I never see anymore. I think she’s afraid of Dad; he always gets really angry when he’s around her. They always tell me […]