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Prevention & Intervention of Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse
Prevention & Intervention of Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse

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600 men answered the call, when the goal was 50. Said one student, “I didn’t even know that I was going to be able to do the breakfast, and I am leaving with a mentor!” http://on.today.com/2D6rYGL #MentorIRL #MentoringMonth

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“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!” Watch or read the transcript of Oprah Winfrey’s inspirational Golden Globes speech. Winfrey praised the magnificent women and phenomenal men fighting to end violence and rape culture.
#OprahWinfrey2018GoldenGlobes Speech includes this excerpt:

"In my career, what I've always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome.
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/08/entertainment/oprah-globes-speech-transcript/index.html

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What can we do when we learn that a favorite celebrity or icon is accused of, or sentenced for, sexual harassment or assault? The National Network to End Domestic Violence shares tips to channel your outrage, anger, and disbelief for good.
As advocates and allies against abuse, how are we to respond when our favorite celebrity commits an act that goes against everything we stand for?

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Nearly 60% of all homeless women report that domestic violence was the immediate cause of their homelessness. Learn more about the newly introduced HEALS Act to help DV survivors gain access to safe housing. http://bit.ly/2zcHEoq
“We simply cannot overstate the importance of safe housing for survivors who are fleeing their homes due to abuse. Nearly 60% of all homeless women report that domestic violence was the immediate cause of their homelessness. Safe housing is literally a lifesaver. Once housing is established, it is a stepping stone to a life free of violence,” said Kim Gandy, NNEDV President and CEO. #DVhousing

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"Empathy humanizes those around us, helping us to understand where they’re coming from and why they make the decisions they do." domesticshelters.org shares five tips for honing in your empathetic side.
Are you an empathetic person? Here are 5 ways to understand others' emotions: https://goo.gl/t37d43 #domesticviolence #empathy #survivor
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Brianna, a survivor assisted by our Ensuring Freedom Program, is a featured success story in Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence's housing newsletter. Ensuring Freedom is a new program making a significant difference in the lives of survivors in our community, and has assisted 30 women and children in obtaining stable housing. http://bit.ly/2zDF2xB

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We're participating in +ColoradoGives Day on December 5th! Please consider supporting our efforts in the prevention and intervention of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Schedule your tax deductible gift in advance today at http://bit.ly/2gvaxAx.
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Domestic violence hotlines are available to all. Bright Future offers bilingual advocates for hotline callers who speak Spanish. And the National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233) provides translation and TTY services, as do many hotlines across the US. There is help out there no matter what your circumstances may be. http://bit.ly/2yekomu

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Exciting news announced today by Bright Future Foundation! Making futures bright for those in our mountain community affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse. http://bit.ly/2wuHb0e

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