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A Collections Drive for the Children's Program

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!…

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Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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!                     As a reminder, we are still have our raffle open! We will being drawing to see who the winner is…

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2016 Candlelight Vigil

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…

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Day Maker

Day maker: A sweet card from one of the children in our program to Brooke Larson, our Family Support Coordinator. Inside it reads, “You’re my guardian angel.” 💜 A photo posted by CherokeeFamilyViolenceCenter (@cfvcinfo) on May 26, 2016 at 12:57pm PDT It’s things like this that keep us focused on the work we are doing…

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Celebrating the American Dream

We are so very excited to share a video from the Re:Dream Project, which highlights one of our survivors, Lynn Chopp. Re:Dream is about people living in America as they navigate opportunity, meet obstacles, and pursue happiness in the 21st century. Lynn joins 39 other impressive Americans featured in micro-documentaries in the project. By sharing the hopes…

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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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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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