Category Archives: Domestic Abuse

2014 Domestic Violence Awareness 5K

Be part of a community that doesn’t tolerate domestic violence and supports families affected by it. Wear purple, and join us for a friendly walk or run to raise awareness. Register

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Reflections on Ray Rice and Domestic Violence

By David Runyon, Executive Director | Football is a tough contact sport. We expect the players to inflict a lot of hurt on the guy across the line. We also expect them to leave it on the field. When a … Continue reading

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Clayton County 4-H Club Donates School Supplies for Families in Domestic Violence Situations

When we picked up this donation of 14 backpacks loaded with school supplies, Tammy Muller, Clayton County Youth Coordinator (pictured above), was so proud of the Clayton County 4-H clubs who put together the bags. Eight youth, who are part of the Green Team, put … Continue reading

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Thank you Lydia Circle of West Union, Iowa

By Teresa Dehning, Volunteer Coordinator | The Lydia Circle of West Union United Methodist Church organized a project to help victims of domestic violence and their children. The Circle along with other church members donated a total of $496 worth … Continue reading

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Brand New Online Domestic Violence Awareness Training to Be Released September 2014

This September, for the first time in the State of Iowa, the Domestic Abuse Resource Center at Helping Services for Northeast Iowa will present the 30-hour Domestic Violence training for community members and professionals in a flexible, convenient online format. … Continue reading

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Bronze Project Is a Golden Opportunity

Guest Post by Mike Van Sickle, Union Editor   | A portion of the Girl Scout Promise is “to help people at all times.”   Elgin Troop 6535 Girl Scout Juniors Kenlin Schmitt, Valerie Boleyn, and Emma Cram are inviting the … Continue reading

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Pinwheel Blues

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Upcoming Training | Stewards of Children

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Upcoming Minimal Facts Trainings in May and June 2014

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New Study Shows: In a Single Day Nearly 10,000 Requests for Help from Domestic Violence Victims Cannot Be Met

Guest Post by Cindy Southworth, Vice President of Development & Innovation and Founder of the Safety Net Project | Three women a day are killed by their abusers on average in the United States. Nationwide survey from the National Network … Continue reading

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