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    Stretching the Heartstrings: Being a SANE Nurse

    Caring for victims in their darkest hour.

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The Purple Purse

Join us as we help stage America’s largest prison break. The number one reason survivors of intimate partner violence stay in an abusive relationship is they lack the financial skills and resources to leave. Many times abusers hold all of the economic and social standing and have complete control over finances. You can help change…
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Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence is a Men’s Issue

Rape and sexual assault, sexual harassment, street harassment, stalking, domestic and dating violence, sex trafficking and sexual exploitation…have historically been defined and recognized as “women’s issues.” To a large degree this makes enormous sense: it is by and large women who are impacted by these forms of violence and abuse; beyond the women who are…
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Love Wins at the 2016 Pride Parade

I’ve never liked parades. Just the mention of a parade can be enough to kick off my whining: they’re too long…too crowded…too loud…too much…too boring…too hot (or too cold)…too much walking. As a rule, I avoid everything parade related. My friends and family can’t even remember the last time they got me to attend or…
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Making a Difference at The Center – One Dollar at a Time

I’ve been working in the non-profit and fundraising arena for 31 years. One thing that I have realized over all these many years is how people really underestimate the power of a small donation. People often associate only large donations as those that have an impact for an organization.   Now obviously large gifts and donations…
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The Prevention Connection: Our Powers Combined!

The Crisis Life: We’ve Been There Many of us have been here, direct service work or as we call it the crisis life. We are the ones who are helping others to put out fires. We hold hands in the hospitals, in shelters, and courtrooms; we answer calls all hours of the day and night,…
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How do we prevent intimate partner and sexual violence?

Why do people eat chili cheese dogs? That may be a strange way to begin a blog post about intimate partner violence. But bear with me. Whether you like or dislike chili cheese dogs, people have eaten them for decades and probably will continue to. So, why do we do that? Maybe it depends on…
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