Welcome to the September 2018 edition of Hope House's Community Education E-bulletin!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
We can all do #1Thing towards eradicating domestic violence.
The #1Thing that will end domestic violence is our collective power.
We're one month closer to Domestic Violence Awareness Month! The national theme this year is #1Thing. What's your #1Thing that will help prevent domestic violence? Hope House will be organizing several projects and displays in October. Look for our luminary display in our front yard, a donation drive on #PurpleThursday on October 18, community displays at libraries, campuses, courthouses, and community centers, and more. We'll have more information on our Events page as we finalize details. If you'd like a domestic violence prevention poster or presentation this October, please call us at 608-356-9123 or email us here.
Are you a health care provider? October 10 is National Health Care About Domestic Violence Day. Learn more about how your hospital or clinic can get involved by visiting: www.futureswithoutviolence.org/health/hcadvday.
Congrats to Sauk County Assistant District Attorney Rick Spoentgen!
Congrats to Sauk Co. ADA Rick Spoentgen for being appointed by Attorney General Brad Schimel as one of the 16 new members for the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Response Team! The SART evaluates the state’s response to sexual assault at the local, county, and state level, and makes recommendations and reforms to improve the system response to sexual assault. Learn more here.
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 used 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:
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 Hivebiz65@gmail.com.