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A Collections Drive for the Children’s Program

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in of Healing, of Help, of Hope |

The Old Souls Brotherhood has organized a collection drive for our Children’s Program through the end of June. The Children’s Program has a lot of fun and exciting activities planned and needs your help. They are looking forward to creative expressions and drama fun, outside games and activities, and our 2nd Annual Mindfulness Summer Camp! We have around 150 children and teens in our transitional housing and shelter. With school being out, we offer more activities, groups, and clubs to make this a great summer. Collections sites are at Beer Barrel Marietta, Mulligan’s Food and Spirits, Bodock’s Bar and GrillThe Rusty Barrel Bar and Grill, Paddy’s Irish Pub & Eatery, and Buffalo’s Southwest Cafe – Canton. We greatly appreciate the support from our community!

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Galloping Against Violence

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in of Help |

Cherokee Family Violence Center has wrapped up our Galloping Against Violence fundraiser. On Sunday, May 7th, CFVC invited the community to Chukkar Farms for a polo match on the picturesque grounds of Chukkar Farm Polo Club, participate in a unique silent auction, and enjoy an unlimited buffet plus wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. The fundraiser was quite the success! It was a gorgeous day to raise much-needed funds for Cherokee Family Violence Center and that we did with great support. We greatly appreciate all those who came out and participated, volunteered, and visited the silent auction tables! Check out the photos! Click here.

 

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Thank you for all the participation and a special thanks to our sponsors. 

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Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in of Healing, of Help, of Hope |

Cherokee Family Violence Center would like to thank our community for the generous support we have all year and especially during the holidays.

THANK YOU and Happy Holidays from CFVC Staff!

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As a reminder, we are still have our raffle open! We will being drawing to see who the winner is on Sunday, January 8th at 2PM at CFVC. Winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets are $25 each. If you want to buy your chance to win, click here.

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CFVC will be closed during the holidays. We will be open again Wednesday, December 28th. If you are in need of assistance, please call our hotline at 770-479-1703.

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2016 Candlelight Vigil

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in of Healing, of Help, of Hope |

With nearly 200 community members gathered around, Cherokee Family Violence Center had our Annual Candlelight Vigil last week on Tuesday, October 11th in Cannon Park, Canton, Georgia. The Vigil is a time to honor victims who have lost their lives to intimate partner violence and support survivors. We do this event every year during the month of October in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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We started off the ceremony with a blessing from Leonard Akers, the Pastor at Liberty Hill. Meg Rogers, Executive Director of CFVC also spoke sharing her passion for domestic violence and the mission of a community free of violence. We were fortunate to have Sheriff Frank Reynolds as the keynote speaker for the evening. He shared a personal story from a time earlier in his career where he truly saved a family’s life by identifying and holding a batterer accountable. His touching story and speech was followed with four courageous survivors sharing their stories. The survivors were so inspirational and brave. We concluded the program with the annual reading of the names and lighting of the candles. Throughout the program, Cherokee High School Choir sang beautiful songs.

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Statistics (from October 1, 2015 til September 30, 2016)
3,341 Domestic Violence 911 Calls in Cherokee County
1,240 Hotline Calls to CFVC
138 Clients Sheltered by CFVC
130 Temporary Protective Orders Filed by CFVC
61 Domestic Violence Fatalities in Georgia
3 Victims Killed in Cherokee County

 

 

We appreciate all the organizations that assisted with making the Vigil happen: Target, Ingles, Darby Funeral Homes, Cherokee High School Art Department and Music Department, Shorewood Industries, and Fast Signs. We also appreciate the volunteers, interns, and staff who assisted as well. We could not do this ceremony without these organizations or people.

 

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Fall Fundraisers are Here

Posted by on Aug 21, 2016 in of Help |

We have a few great opportunities to support CFVC in some really fun and unique ways this fall.

We hope you will consider participating in one, two or (even better) all three of these fantastic fundraisers:

After the success of our last Poker Run, we have decided to have another this Fall, so plan to join us on September 17th!

Tickets can be purchased here for $30 per rider and $10 per passenger.  More information and updates will be posted here.

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Our friends at Straight Edge Tattoo are planning something special for September — they plan to donate 20% of the proceeds from their services to us.

If you have been waiting for a little extra push to go get the tattoo of your dreams, this is your chance!

Visit Straight Edge‘s talented artists at their shop in Woodstock  during September, and you will be supporting CFVC too.

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CFVC is raffling of a JEEP on November 6th!  Tickets to this fundraising raffle are limited, so act fast.

Tickets are just $25 each, and can be purchased here.  More information and updates can be found here.

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