Welcome to the February 2017 edition of Hope House's Community Education E-bulletin!
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAPM)
According to LoveIsRespect.org, about 1 in 3 teens will be in an abusive relationship. February is a great time of year to talk about this issue and promoting healthy relationships. Below are just a few ideas of how you can get involved. Hope House is happy to give a free healthy relationships, dating violence, and/or relationships in songs presentation during February to students at school, after-school programs, or in church groups.
Next RPE Empower Baraboo Advisory Committee Meeting
The next Empower Baraboo Advisory Committee meeting will be held on February 21 from 6:15-7:15pm in the Baraboo High School library. We welcome all Baraboo area community members who are interested in helping to create a high school environment that is respectful, inclusive, and free of sexual harassment and assault. Meetings are spent planning events that will engage students and staff throughout the high school community. Future meetings will also be held on the third Tuesday of each month at the same time and location: March 21st, April 18th, May 16th. Questions can be directed to Prevention Project Coordinator Nola Pastor at email@example.com or 608-356-9123.
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/plush toys, used toys, clothes (except for new sweatshirts and sweatpants), shoes, used books, furniture, TVs, bar soap, hats, scarves or travel-size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, or body wash. Current needs include the following:
Children & Youth
Parents' & Youth Service Providers' Section