Category Archives: Domestic Abuse

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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Internship Position | Resource Center Online Training Video Editor

Are you tech savvy? Do you like to take pictures or edit videos? Are you looking for a great volunteer opportunity to gain resume experience with a well known reputable agency that gives back to the community? If you answered … Continue reading

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Volunteers Help Adults and Kids During Crisis

By Teresa Dehning | Team: Domestic Abuse Resource Center Goal: Help adult and child victims heal, move forward, and live free from abuse Volunteer Roles: Answer the Crisis Line, transport a client and children to a safe place, house a … Continue reading

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FREE Volunteer Victim Advocate Training in January 2014

Recently, a volunteer shared, “Too many people stay quiet on the sidelines about domestic violence.  They don’t want to get involved.  But one thing I think of is this, “What if my daughter needed help?”  I wouldn’t want someone who … Continue reading

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