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Archive for October 2013

CFVC Partners with Two Men and a Truck

In collaboration with United Way of Atlanta in establishing a program to assist families move into permanent housing, Cherokee Family Violence Center started searching for moving companies to assist families moving out of our transitional apartment complex.  During this search a wonderful partnership was discovered and developed with Two Men and A Truck.  The CFVC…

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

This Saturday, we were joined by the Young Democrats of Etowah High School for Christmas ornament decorating.  The Young Dems assisted children living in our Shelter and Transitional Housing in creating special ornaments which will be hung on the CFVC Christmas Tree in the local library. You will be able to check out these tiny…

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2013 Candlelight Vigil

On October 8, 2013, as in years past, we came together to honor the victims and survivors of domestic violence and to remember those who lost their lives to this devastating and destructive crime at our Candlelight Vigil. Individuals who lost their lives in our county in the last six years stood as silent witnesses…

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Creative Writing from Survivor: B. Baldwin

Here at Cherokee Family Violence Center, we strive to create a safe space for survivors of abuse to share their experiences in a healthy way.  For many, that means working with an Advocate, attending a support group, or participating in a class.  Others, like survivor B. Baldwin, who shared her story in our last blog…

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A Survivor’s Story: B. Baldwin

QUESTION – How do you process the fact that the one you loved – the one you spent more than four years with, and would soon marry, HAD HIS HANDS AROUND YOUR THROAT AND TRIED TO CHOKE YOU TO DEATH? How does one begin to process this?  It did not fit into any of the…

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A Survivor's Story: Darlene

I was married to my abuser for 20 years.  He used to drug me and then do horrible things to me.  One night, after he had drugged me, I called a neighbor to take me to the hospital.  He found my car parked on the side of the building and was waiting for me when…

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2013 Belk Charity Sale

CFVC is partnering with Belk for their Annual Charity Sale!  For only $5.00, you will receive a ticket to Belk’s private 4-hour sale dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations like ours.  100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to CFVC. The ticketed sale will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 6-10AM…

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CFVC Receives HopeLine Phones from Verizon

CFVC is pleased to announce that Verizon recently awarded CFVC twenty new cells phones for use by the victims of Domestic Violence that we serve.  Each HopeLine phone has 3,000 minutes and 9,000 text messages that are available for use within a 1-year period or until they are used up, whichever occurs first.  Wireless phones and technology…

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Fall Festival to Benefit CFVC

Our friends at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are hosting a Fall Festival this Saturday to benefit CFVC and Give A Kid A Chance.  This is sure to be a fun time for families!

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