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Local Nonprofit Plans First-ever Event to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence
Salem, NH -On October 11, 2012 As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, A Safe Place http://www.safeplacenh.org sponsored by the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Health Resource Committee and the Salem Exchange Club will be hosting an event to raise awareness of domestic violence locally.
A viewing of the powerful documentary Telling Amy’s Story, a true account of the tragic murder of Amy McGee by her husband in 2001 will be shown. Local law enforcement, crisis center advocacy, mental health and community representatives will have a panel discussion around the question, “What can we as communities do to help prevent this tragic event from occurring again?”
Join us to learn how you can identify the signs of someone being abused and what YOU can do to help prevent a tragedy from happening.
Confirmed speakers are:
Kathy Jones, Domestic Violence Specialist, A Safe Place/DCYF
Elizabeth Dunn, Esq, Retired NH Assistant Attorney General/NH Victim’s Compensation Commissioner
Lisa Lamphere, NH Victim’s Compensation Coordinator
Celia Felsenberg, LICSW, Director of Adult and Emergency Services, Center for Life Management
The event will be held on Thursday October 11, 2012 from 8 am – 9:30 am at Dance Connection 8 Rockingham Road Windham, NH 03087. The event is free. If you would like to attend please RSVP via email directly to Karen Taube at email@example.com or by calling 603.890.6392.
About A Safe Place
A Safe Place was founded in 1976 to prevent and eliminate domestic abuse. We are a non-profit organization that provides free shelter for those in eminent danger and support services for those who need them.
Domestic abuse is not an easy thing to talk about, but it’s something that is happening to someone you know right now. Domestic abuse is a pattern of behavior used by one person in a relationship to gain power and control over the other. One out of two homes in America is the scene of one type or another of relationship abuse at least once a year. Just think—that means it is happening to someone on your street. Or someone at work. Or maybe to you.
Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse—it doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t take into account your age, your gender, or your race. It doesn’t matter how much money you have. It doesn’t matter how well educated you are.
We are here for those who feel alone. For those who believe they could never escape, or for those who simply need someone to talk to about their situation.
A Safe Place is more than a shelter. It is a first step for victims of domestic abuse who want to regain control over their lives.
A Safe Place serves victims of domestic abuse, their families and the community throughout Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire. All services are free and confidential, regardless of gender, age, health status (including HIV-positive) physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socioeconomic status, race, national origin, and immigration status, religious and political affiliation.
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