OCTOBER-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

October is officially Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Caring House tries very hard to use this month to bring attention to the growing problem of  domestic violence in our community.  Every year the number of cases we see increases.   We need your help—we need you to be aware and report abuse—we need you to help us financially if you are able, we need you to volunteer your time.  Last year we provided services to over 400 individuals and provided over 3000 bednights in our shelter.  These are families afraid to go home or possibly afraid to leave even if they are in danger.  We do not promote divorce, we educate individuals so they can make wise decisions based on their situation.  We provide information these people can use to help themselves.  We guide them to other agencies if that is what is needed. 

   EVENTS THIS MONTH:

   MONDAY OCTOBER 18TH:   

   BREAK THE SILENCE, STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE                                                                                                                                              

  We have arranged an event at noon on October 18th, 2010.  A procession composed of law enforcement department vehicles and concerned citizens vehicles will leave the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department led by a Sheriff ‘s department vehicle.  The procession will end at Caring House.  Lights will be flashing, horns will be blaring and hopefully church bells will be ringing.  We ask you to join us in the procession if you would like and even if you are not able to do that,  please blast those horns at noon.  Make some noise to show your support of an end to domestic violence in our community.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 28, 2010  

 CELEBRITY WAITERS DINNER & SILENT AUCTION

 Come and join us for a yummy spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings.  It will be from 5 PM to 8PM at the Kingsford High School Cafeteria.  Adults $5.00, ages 5-12 $3.00,  under 5 free.  This will be a fun family night.  There will be door prizes, raffles, a 50/50 raffle, a children’s poster contest.    Some of the Silent Auction items include hotel stays, tools, jewelry, and gift certificates.  Come as you are or dress up in your most amazing Halloween costume.  Let our “celebrities” entertain you  with their quick wit, amazing voices and smooth moves as they compete to earn your tips.

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