Welcome to the June 2017 edition of Hope House's Community Education E-bulletin!
Presentation Availability Over the Summer Months
Are you looking for a free presentation or activity for your child/teen summer program, such as summer school, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4H, or church youth group? Hope House can cover topics such as respect, bullying, internet safety, protective behaviors, and healthy relationships. Would your civic group, organization, church, or business be interested in a free presentation or training for adults? We can cover topics such as Hope House services, domestic violence and sexual assault, elder abuse, childhood domestic violence, child sexual abuse, teen dating violence, and bystander intervention. Please contact us at 608-356-9123 or email us to learn more.
Boys & Girls Club Girls' Group Wrap-Up
This school year Hope House's Prevention Project Coordinator, Nola, gave several presentations and group sessions to the Baraboo Boys & Girls Club Tween Girls' Group (or GIFT, Girls Inspiring Fun & Trust). For one of their last groups of the year, they watched a clip on media literacy from the documentary Miss Representation and discussed the impact of media messages about gender on our lives and society. Then they produced their own messages “talking back” to the media about what real beauty looks like. Below are just a couple examples. Thanks girls for inspiring us!
Thank You to All Who Participated in Denim Day in April!
Last month we told you about the many organizations that participated in Denim Day in April to show support of sexual assault survivors. Several of these organizations also decided to raise money for Hope House as part of their Denim Day event. We've been promoting Denim Day since 2012, and this year we've received the greatest donation amount totaling over $3,600! Thank you for your support. These funds will go towards our sexual assault services. To hear one of the Denim Day PSAs that ran in April on WRPQ in the Baraboo area, please click below. To hear our Prevention Project Coordinator Nola give a radio interview at WRPQ on the various Sexual Assault Awareness Month events that were held in April, click here.
Support & Wellness Group in Mauston
Has abuse affected your life in some way? Do you seek connections with supportive individuals who have similar life experiences as you? If so, please consider attending Hope House’s support group at Hatch Public Library in Mauston from 11am-noon on Tuesdays, June 13 and June 27. All are welcome! To learn more, call Hope House at 608-356-7500 or 1-800-584-6790.
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:
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