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November 14, 2018

 The world’s problems can often seem overwhelming.  Even on just one issue, such as domestic violence, the numbers can seem daunting.  Here in Pennsylvania, in one day in 2014, nearly 2,500 victims were served by domestic violence organizations — and over 250...

December 7, 2016

 When it comes to gender-based violence, the news is often overwhelming: another sexual assault, another domestic violence-related murder-suicide, another instance of a child killing herself after being relentlessly bullied online.   It’s hard to imagine what you can d...

October 5, 2016

To many in our community, October is a month for visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards, viewing the gorgeous changing leaves, and preparing for Halloween.  But for those of us whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, October has a different meaning:...

August 10, 2016

Last week, in response to the news that multiple female employees of Fox News had accused Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, Donald Trump told USA Today that if his daughter Ivanka were sexually harassed at work, she would “find another career or another company.”    Hi...

June 17, 2015

When you think of Father’s Day, what comes to mind? Meat on the grill, beer in the fridge, and gifts of bad ties and golf clubs?  But Father’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to just that…what if we changed that standard view of Father’s Day with a new version, where fa...

June 10, 2015

We’ve all heard the jokes, or perhaps the mean-spirited barbs about someone “getting what they deserve” in prison.  Each year, 216,000 adult and juvenile inmates are sexually assaulted, compared to 238,000 people living outside of prison. Sexual assault in America’s pe...

February 18, 2015

Maybe you have heard a little bit about this new group in the community called FAB. Maybe you've been curious but were not sure what to ask. Maybe you were not sure if you were welcome to just invite yourself. Well, here's your formal invitation to find out, ask more,...

January 7, 2015

It’s that time of year again!  Time to dust off your favorite high heels (or sneakers! Or roller skates!), get out your markers and poster board, and walk a mile in her shoes! Our 2015 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will take place on April 18, 2015 at St. Clair Park i...

October 22, 2014

Last week, we highlighted the prevalence of dating violence among teenagers — and now, we’d like to talk about a problem that affects a different generation:  the elderly.  Elder abuse is a serious issue in this country, affecting some of our most vulnerable citizens....

September 4, 2014

Singer Cee-Lo Green recently made headlines after pleading no contest to supplying a woman with Ecstasy; these charges arose from an incident where the same woman claimed that he spiked her drink, and that she woke up naked in his room. She immediately went to the poli...

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