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    Establishing Boundaries to Prevent Online Sexual Violence

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What will be your impact this year?

Each new year brings an opportunity for a fresh start, and many people use this time to set new goals, aspirations, or plans for the upcoming 12 months – often with the idea of creating some sort of change. At The Center, we do the same kind of planning to ensure survivors can count on…
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Announcing the 2022 Women of Distinction

The Center for Women and Families has recognized outstanding women in the community through the Women of Distinction Award since 1988 at our annual Celebration of Service and Survival gala. An individual honored as a Woman of Distinction has given a lifetime of professional and/or volunteer services that has left an indelible mark on the…
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Year in Review: 2021

After nearly two full years of navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team at The Center for Women and Families looks ahead to 2022 through a lens of resilience, determination, and hope. We are touched and inspired by the critical support we’ve received during this ongoing public health crisis – especially when so…
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When the holidays aren’t happy: Managing DV and its impacts

The holidays can be an especially precarious time for people experiencing abuse. Though violence can increase this time of year with added stress over expenses, traveling, and the anticipation of seeing extended family members, reporting often tapers off. The reasons vary, but for parents, many hope to maintain some stability for their children through the…
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Escaping intimate partner abuse – not once, but twice

A survivor two times over, Yvonne first escaped a manipulative marriage only to find herself in a physically abusive relationship that she was convinced would end her life. “Like grief, the pain I still feel from these relationships doesn’t have a day or time. It comes and goes,” Yvonne said. “I don’t mind sharing my…
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A Peek Behind the Curtain: Our 24-Hour Lifeline

Crises don’t wait for a convenient time to happen, and that’s why The Center for Women and Families’ crisis phone line is available 24/7 to help people experiencing domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence become survivors. The call center team members, or crisis response advocates, who answer calls are essentially the Center’s “front line workers.”…
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