"The CASFV helps people literally rebuild their lives," said Adrian Canales, Senior Demand Planning Manager - Housewares (OXO) and volunteer on the CASFV Board. (Adrian is pictured on the far left in the photo, with Martha Carrasco, Executive Assistant - Global Beauty, to his left.) "Through the organization, victims can find safe shelter from abusers, along with time to heal and the tools needed to transform their own worlds. The Center provides confidential assistance, educational programs and, most importantly, hope to families in need."
After interviewing Raana Simmons, I learned so much more about Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) and how advocating for a specific group of individuals makes a large difference. Some of the questions she directed me to their website because she stated that the information on the website was going to be more precise than how she would exactly word it. CCASA is a membership organization that promotes safety, justice, and healing for survivors of sexual assault while working to eliminate sexual violence (CCASA, 2016). CCASA services Colorado communities only and have a vision that Colorado communities believe and support survivors, hold perpetrators accountable, and take action to end sexual violence (CCASA, 2016). CCASA has a list of core values that are followed that help to advocate for the survivors of sexual violence, these core values include anti-oppression and Social justice/change, a survivor focus, collaborating and engaging the community, advocacy and education to prevent sexual violence, safety and freedom for victims of sexual violence, holding offenders accountable for their actions, and ethical communication and practice (CCASA, 2016).
The Abused Adult Resource Center has been servicing the Bismarck area and seven surrounding counties for over 20 years It was started by concerned citizens that started a task force. They were called the Abused Women’s Resource Closet and opened in March of 1977. Their name has since changed but their mission has stayed consistent proclaiming, “The mission of the Abused Adult Resource Center is to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by establishing and maintaining a program which will provide temporary shelter, crisis intervention, prevention, education, support and hope as a vision to eliminate violence.”
In 2012, there were 3,024 domestic simple assaults reported, 846 domestic aggravated assaults, 183 victims of domestic sexual violence, and 8 domestic homicides in Greenville County alone (The Rule of Thumb: A Five Year Overview of Domestic Violence in South Carolina, 2014). Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or other factors, but most cases are never even reported. Domestic violence victims face high rates of depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and emotional distress and costs more than $37 billion a year in law enforcement, legal work, and medical and mental health treatment. Greenville County currently has several organizations that are trying to help combat these statistics. Safe Harbor provides free and confidential information and help to victims of domestic violence. Their services include emergency shelter, legal assistance, a 24-hour crisis line, support groups, and community education. The organization, Women Reaching Out, also provides shelter for women in crisis, as well as counseling, work/study programs, life skills classes, and job training to help women become self-sufficient. Compass of Carolina is a nonprofit counseling center that provides family violence intervention, violence in schools prevention, mediation, and family counseling. The Greenville County Department of Social Services provide foster care,
It basically helps women and children through family oriented activities. I can provide for them. When a victim leaves the house, they don't have time to pack. They just have the first opportunity to leave... If any child in the shelter has a birthday, we bring cakes... I want to bring hope to women and children of domestic abuse, and that's what we do.
Homelessness, one of the worst problems in America along with unemployment, grows more and more everyday. In Southern Nevada many more problems need addressing and not many people willing to help those in need. One of these issues, domestic violence, contributes to homelessness on a daily basis, and it can mean a person uses violent and aggressive behavior in a home against their spouse or significant other. Approximately 63% of all homeless women live on the streets because of domestic violence, because when people abuse them, they often have nowhere to go (National Coalition for the Homeless). This is one of the main reasons that people are on the streets. Southern Nevada can decrease homelessness in domestic violence victims by creating more shelters,
The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization is RAINN. This organization runs on donations and helps victims of sexual violence, teaches people in ways to prevent sexual violence, and ensures that offenders are brought to justice. According to the website, www.rain.org, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE). It partners with well over 1,100 local sexual violence organizations over the country and one of these service centers is located in Owensboro, KY, named New Beginnings: Sexual Assault Support Services, their website is www.nbowensboro.org.
Think of six people, any six people. It doesn’t matter their gender, class, race, sexual orientation, or age. Now think of this, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually assaulted before the age of eighteen, in addition to 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experiencing violence from their partners in their lifetimes. These statistics are real for many people. Many feel alone and suffer in silence. That’s where organizations like Joyful Heart Foundation come in.
Personally I think that Los Angeles is the best place to live in among the suggested cities. I will mention both advantages and disadvantages of living there and compare LA with another major American cities.
Work with documented and undocumented women who are experiencing domestic violence in Baltimore. They provide clients with group sessions, refugee shelter for those who are violently treated, babysitters for the victims, children and adult therapy, and services to improve the lives of low-income lesbians, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) Marylanders.
Urban Mythology relates itself with certain stories or folktales which lacks specific evidence behind its originality or genuinity but lies deep rooted within the subconscious of the civilization . Validation of these urban myths depends entirely on the perception and reception of the myth by the civilization . Urban myths at certain level comes out as highlighted and accepted by the mass due to some comprehensive public motive lying behind it . In this connection what comes to the mind is the popularity of the urban myths of Los Angeles , which according to various historians and critics had been instrumental in setting the city’s public policy and social history . The present day myths which still do the rounds in every nook and corner of Los Angeles has its origin in the old day urban myths . As these Myths had passed through the whips and scorns of time over the years , they had changed their shapes accordingly . But the essence of the myths are kept intact as is evident through close readings of them in the present day context . To exemplify this fact with strong and prevalent mythical stories ; what comes first to our minds is the haunted and creepy myths associated with the city of Los Angeles . This spooky and spine chilling tales points towards the
Their visionary project also contains excitement because they propose an idea that creates a possible future with lasting beneficial results. Dealing with such a domestic violence is challenging, but there is excitement in creating results for people that they help. House of Ruth has many inspirational stories of people who have recovered and have fought through the toughest times. For example, they have a success story about a woman who came to the emergency shelter in her teenage years. She was able to power through and become a nurse while supporting her son who was able to win a full scholarship to college while living in their transitional shelter. This story is very powerful because the organization was able to give a space to a person
Those that have been harmed have opportunities to speak out against being raped and victimized. The resources provided make it easier today's day in ae rather than if a woman was trying to get help about being harmed over thirty years ago. “The decisions to report to law enforcement is entirely your. Some survivors say that reporting and seeking justice helped them recover and regain a sense of control over their lives.” in“Reporting to Law Enforcement” at www.rainn.org. Reporting to law enforcement about the sexual abuse someone has experienced has been said to help overcome a feeling of weight on their shoulder, instead of it being bubbled inside, anyone could easily reach out to a number of people that can and are willing to help. Still today after having the many way to reach out to help, women are still not coming out and seeking help over their traumatic events that happened to them. It's actually normal to not want to talk about it because as a person it'll make them feel weak and to some survivors overcoming it means forgetting it happened, even if it does leave behind long term
As I went down stairs I noticed I had been robbed of all my money valuables. Such as my tv, keys to my car, my antiques that my grandparents had passed down to me and all sorts of things. The house was wrecked with chairs tipped over to drawers opened with letters and mail all over the ground. I was too scared to tell anyone about it because the gangs in the area are notorious of killing anyone that brings police into a crime case. So I had to keep it to myself until further notice, people in Englewood neighborhood are know for not keeping their mouths shut about anything.
For the majority of my life I grew up in Alamo Heights. The majority of Alamo Heights are people with a lot of money. It's almost as if you're living in a different world. Everyone in Alamo Heights is secluded from all other schools. The majority of other schools don't really like Alamo Heights. We were known as snobs.