Happy New Year! Welcome to the January 2015 edition of Hope House's
Community Education E-bulletin!
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Hope House is Hiring
Have you heard? Hope House is hiring a full-time Community Educator and a full-time Client Advocate (Legal Focus). For more information, see our Career Opportunities page. Please share with anyone that may be interested.
You're Invited to a Community Resources Panel
Hope House is helping to organize a Community Resources Panel on January 21 from 11:30am-1pm at Trappers Turn Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells. Panelists will include staff from health and human services, law enforcement, prosecution, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Hope House, Ho-Chunk, and a faith community. Panelists will discuss how their agency acts as a resource to the community, especially as it relates to responding to and preventing abuse and violence. There will be time for Q&A. Cost is $15 to attend. For more information and to register, click here. Hope you can join us!
Hope House Donation Needs
Monetary donations are most needed. Individuals have the option of donating online. Please note that a portion of your online donation will go towards PayPal fees. Donations can be mailed to Hope House, P.O. Box 557, Baraboo, WI 53913. We also appreciate gas cards, gift cards (Walmart, Kwik Trip, Walgreens, Kohl’s), taxi vouchers from Baraboo Taxi, and used cell phones, iPods and iPads. Please note that we are not accepting stuffed animals, clothes (except for sweatshirts and sweatpants), shoes, TVs, bar soap, hats, scarves or travel-size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, or body wash. Current needs include
Special Note about Travel-Size Items: We encourage those looking to donate travel-size items to donate them to the Backpack Project. The Backpack Project strives to provide Baraboo School District students who are financially challenged to enter the school doors on the first day ‘just like everyone else’ and to show these children the community supports and encourages them to learn and do their best. If interested in donating towards this project, please contact Becky Hovde at 608-963-8230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Billion Rising Revolution, February 14, 2015
One Billion Rising comes from the World Health Organization's statistic that 1 in 3 women in the world will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, equaling about one billion women. The theme for the third annual One Billion Rising campaign is revolution - one billion women, men, and children demanding change to end violence against women and girls.
How will you rise? What represents your revolution? It can take many forms. Here are just a few ideas:
Please contact Hope House at 608-356-9123 if you'd like to get involved this February.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month and
National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month
January 19-23 is No Name-Calling Week
Children & Youth
Move to End Violence: Building Inclusive Racial and Gender Justice Movements #BlackLivesMatter #FreeMarissa #WhyWeCantWait: "Move to End Violence and its Movement Makers have come together to stand with the hundreds of thousands in our country and millions around the world to assert that our lives and liberation are connected and inextricable. #BlackLivesMatter. We stand with these leaders and ask you to join us in advancing inclusive racial and gender justice movements now. Black women and girls, alongside the black men and boys in their communities, deserve safety and visibility. #blacklivesmatter #freemarissa #whywecantwait"...Watch the video here...Read their full statement here
UN Women's 2014 Gender Equality Timeline: "From the passing of one of the Arab region's most progressive constitutions enshrining women's rights to changes in legislation to provide long overdue redress to wartime survivors of sexual violence, this year there was a number of gender equality achievements, milestones and noteworthy moments from around the world to celebrate. We invite you to take a moment to view a selection of some of these achievements in the latest edition of our interactive timeline — Gender Equality: The Year in Review 2014."
The Respect Challenge Winners: Futures Without Violence has announced the winners of their Respect Challenge where people share who taught them about respect. Check out the winning entries here.
Register now for the 19th annual Fulfilling the Promise Conference. The 2015 conference's special focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma informed care will help you take your work to another level. Invited to join are partners in child welfare, law enforcement, substance abuse, mental health and other fields who want to learn how childhood experiences impact lifelong well-being, how ACEs can lead to negative outcomes, and how services can be improved with an understanding of the role of trauma in people's lives. For more information, please click here.
Parents' & Youth Service Providers' Section
No Name-Calling Week is Jan 19-23: "No Name-Calling Week was inspired by the popular young adult novel entitled The Misfits by popular author James Howe...No Name-Calling Week has been adopted by schools everywhere and has grown into one of the largest bullying-prevention initiatives in the country." Be sure to check out their planning guide, student survey and pledge, proclamation, poster and stickers, and lesson plans for grades K-12.
Faith Communities' Section
Hope House is currently hiring a full-time Community Educator, a full-time Client Advocate (Legal Focus), and we are always accepting applications for a part-time Shelter Advocate. More information is located on our Career Opportunities page. Please share with anyone that may be interested.