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Archive for April 2014

Volunteer Training Scheduled

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? There is no better way to close out this month, than by indicating your interest in volunteering with CFVC!  Our next Volunteer Training has been scheduled for Thursday June 5th and Saturday June 7th. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with us, click HERE or…

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A Fond Farewell to Our Interns

We would like to give a big thank you to three of our interns who had their last day at CFVC today.  Brooke Larson, Kaytie Markfort and Lauren Drake are all studying for their Masters in Social Work at Kennesaw State University and have provided invaluable assistance to both CFVC staff and clients.  We wish…

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New Ground in Gun Control Issues

There has been a lot of press recently concerning laws on firearms possession by Domestic Violence offenders.  The coverage has been seemingly prompted by the State of Washington enacting a law which requires offenders under protective orders surrender their firearms to the authorities.  This concept, within the movement to end violence against women, certainly isn’t…

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CFVC Launches Statewide Spanish Hotline

After weeks of collaborative efforts, the Georgia Statewide Spanish Language Hotline is now activated! Why a  Statewide Spanish Language Hotline? In addition to the usual obstacles of leaving an abusive relationship, immigrant victims of Domestic Violence face many challenges because of language, cultural barriers, and lack of knowledge about resources, keeping victims isolated from seeking…

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Spotlight on Collaboration: Bethesda Community Clinic

During the month of April members of the Cherokee Family Violence Center staff visited with our collaborative partner, the Bethesda Community Clinic for a tour of their facility.  Our staff regularly refers survivors of Domestic Violence to the Bethesda Clinic for primary medical care and basic dental needs.  Bethesda first opened its doors to uninsured individuals…

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Abusers' Access to Guns Limited by Supreme Court Decision

Our friends at the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) have posted an exciting update on their blog concerning the recent, unanimous ruling by the high court in United States vs. Castleman.  The ruling clarifies which Domestic Violence crimes qualify for firearms restrictions, previously limited by the Lautenberg Amendment: In Castleman, the Supreme Court resolved this…

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From Cluttered to Organized

Cherokee Family Violence Center would like to thank the recently trained volunteers and the survivors of Domestic Violence who cleaned and organized our storage area!

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A Survivor’s Story: Anonymous

The following post is excerpted from a letter written by a CFVC client, who graciously allowed us to share her story of survival from abuse and services received from CFVC: I am a survivor of Domestic Violence.  I spent [many] years living in an unsafe and unpredictable environment.  I lived in constant fear of my…

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Advocates Attend Cultural Competency Training

Our Shelter Operations Manager, Wendy Cash, and Multicultural Outreach Coordinator, Lorena Jacobo, attended “On the Road to Social Transformation: A Cultural Competency training for Domestic Violence Service Providers and Advocates” during March 2014.  The training, offered by ALIANZA (National Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence) and hosted by Womenspace Inc., held in Eugene, Oregon,…

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