Welcome to the September 2016 edition of Hope House's Community Education E-bulletin!
New Support Group Starting in Mauston
Has domestic or sexual abuse touched your life in some way? Do you seek connections with supportive individuals who have similar life experiences as you? Hope House is starting a new support group at the Mile Bluff Medical Center, 2nd Floor Hess Conference Room, in Mauston. Group sessions will take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 6-7 pm. For more information, please contact Katie Fluger, Outreach Advocate, at 608-356-9123.
Please Join Our Team of Volunteers!
As seen pictured above, Carter is one of our volunteers who worked at our front desk once a week over the summer. Hope House’s most needed volunteers are ones like Carter who can work a minimum of one 4-hour shift between M-F 8 am and 4:30 pm and answer the phone, let people in and out of our secure facility, and accept donations. If interested in volunteering or interning at Hope House, please call 608-356-9123 or click here for more information.
Supporting Families Affected by Violence: A Community Resources Luncheon
Join us on October 11 from 11:30 am-1 pm at Trappers Turn in Wisconsin Dells to learn about resources available to families experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault:
Be sure to check out other Hope House events under our Upcoming Events page.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is quickly approaching, and we're working with community partners to create radio PSAs, displays, and posters for our communities for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). We're also asking community members to wear purple on October 20 for #PurpleThursday as part of the National Network to End Domestic Violence's National Week of Action. Click here for more information.
Stay tuned to our Upcoming Events page for DVAM updates.
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
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.
Children and Youth
Parents' and Youth Service Providers' Section
Faith Communities' Section
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM): Check out Faith Trust Institute’s website for a list of resources, webinars, articles, and more related to Domestic Violence Awareness Month for faith communities.
Futures Without Violence’s LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Materials: “The Caring Relationships, Healthy You safety cards and poster are survivor-centered tools that are useful conversation starters for health care providers who are doing universal education around healthy relationships and assessing for intimate partner violence. Because queer and trans people experience violence at similar, and in some instances higher, rates as heterosexual people, it is critical that health care and other providers ensure that their practice is culturally inclusive for queer and trans people and that they are talking to all of their patients about the effects that intimate partner violence can have on health”…Read more