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Sports Leagues Begin to Take a Stand Against IPV

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Last week was a week of great progress for intimate partner violence advocates. The Major League Baseball Association (MLB) announced last week that it was working with advocates to revise their policies regarding intimate partner violence. Although the new policies have not been announced, we at CFVC are excited to see how the MLB chooses to address this issue. This process has been ongoing since last September, when IPV was brought to light again by the abuse against Janay Rice by her then fiancée, now husband, Ray Rice.

In the world of college football, the South Eastern Conference has recently adopted a new policy about disallowing players who have been convicted of intimate partner violence from playing on any Conference team. According to ESPN.com, the policy states, “a transfer student-athlete who has been subject to official university of athletics department disciplinary action at any time during enrollment at any previous collegiate institution (excluding limited discipline applied by a sports team or temporary disciplinary action during an investigation) due to serious misconduct (as defined herein) shall not be eligible for athletically-related financial aid, practice or competition at an SEC member institution.” Kuddos to the SEC, a conference known for its passionate  devotion to football, for taking a stand against IPV at the collegiate level, especially since the SEC is a large source of future NFL players.

IPV perpetrators are not just athletes, however, we hope that changes like the SEC’s and MLB’s will reflect the growing cultural trend that IPV is a crime that will not be tolerated. If your workplace could benefit from training about keeping IPV victims safe in the workplace, or any potential ways to partner with CFVC, please contact Meg Graham, Volunteer Coordinator at mgraham@cfvc.org.

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Thank You Thursday – Our Summer Volunteer Class

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thank you thursday

This Thank You Thursday, we want to highlight an extraordinary, diverse group of people: our Summer 2015 Volunteer Class! Volunteering with CFVC is a process which requires time, dedication and a heart for serving those who have been through domestic violence. We hosted our volunteer training this past week, and we are so grateful to welcome this group into our family! Thank you so much for giving up your precious time to learn more about CFVC’s services and those we serve—we would not be able to provide all of the services that we do without committed volunteers who want to see a community free of intimate partner violence.

If you want to find out more about how to get involved with CFVC, as a sponsor, a volunteer, or as an individual, please contact Meg Graham, Volunteer Coordinator at mgraham@cfvc.org.

 

 

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Thank You Thursday – Our Wonderful Volunteers

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Thank you thursday

This Thank You Thursday we want to thank CFVC’s unsung heroes–our volunteers!

Volunteers at CFVC help in so many ways: from helping at our front desk to allow our staff to focus on assisting our clients, to those who answer our crisis hotline, or help with our children’s support group, or serving on our Board of Directors, our volunteers really do it all. Volunteers are also some of our best ambassadors: connecting us with churches and local civic organizations to assist victims of domestic violence in our county each day.

At CFVC, we know that time is a valuable resource for everyone, and our volunteers are so generous with their’s to give back to a cause near and dear to their hearts. Some of our volunteers have been working with us for years, others are former clients, and some are just members of our community who are looking to give back in a tangible way. Anyone can write a check for a financial contribution, but truly, our volunteers give their time and talent to us, and that’s a gift that can’t be understated.

If you want to give back to your local community, sign up for CFVC’s next New Staff and Volunteer Training, June 11 from 6-9PM and June 13 from 9AM-3PM. If you have any questions about how to get involved with CFVC, please contact Meg Graham at mgraham@cfvc.org.

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Domestic Violence Increases in the Summer Months

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The end of the school year is a welcomed time for the amazing educators in our community, but unfortunately, instances of domestic violence increase during these summer months. This is due to a myriad of reasons, including

  • Increased stress due to children being around more frequently
  • Hot summer temperatures also lead to an increase of violence in the home
  • More family summer parties (which sometimes involve alcohol) can also increase instances of abuse

During this time, we should be vigilant in ensuring that the families and children in our lives are free from abuse. If your group or organization wants any training in recognizing the signs of domestic violence, please contact our Administrative office at 770.479.1804.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, or know someone who is, please contact our 24-hour crisis hotline at 1.800.33.HAVEN (42836). We have advocates who can help you safety plan if you are in a dangerous situation.

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Thank You Thursday – Willows Gift Shoppe

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This Thank You Thursday we want to showcase Willows Gift Shoppe at Canton Marketplace. Owner Donna Hacker wanted to give back to her community, and knew that her customers did as well. On April 25, Donna hosted a percentage afternoon, where 10% of all sales went to CFVC. The event raised $400 for CFVC, which will be used to make a difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence in Cherokee County.

We love to support our local community here, and we are so grateful for amazing local businesses like Donna’s. Please, if you are in the Canton area, check out Willows Gift Shoppe–it has a gift for any and all tastes!

Thank you again, Donna, for giving back to us and those we serve–we truly appreciate it.

Willows Gift Shoppe owner Donna Hacker and Executive Director of CFVC Meg Rogers

Willows Gift Shoppe owner Donna Hacker and Executive Director of CFVC Meg Rogers

If you are a local business owner (or know someone who is) who wants to give back to CFVC, please contact Meg Graham at mgraham@cfvc.org.

 

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