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Only 290 days before the start of DVAM 2018...

Community Conversations

What:        Community Conversations

Date:          October 5, 2017

Time:          6:00pm

Location:     New College Institute - Martin Lacy Lecture Hall

191 Fayette Street, Martinsville, VA 24112

    On Thursday October 5th, at 6:00 pm, Southside Survivor Response Center, Inc. will present the first annual Community Conversations in the Martin Lacy Lecture Hall of New College Institute in Martinsville, VA.  This event, as a kickoff to domestic violence awareness month 2018 will offer an opportunity for members of the community to learn about the multi-system approach to combatting domestic violence in the 21st Judicial district, and also offer the opportunity to present questions to panelists through a moderated question and answer session.  Panelists will include representatives from: law enforcement, commonwealth’s attorney, magistrates, mental health providers, substance abuse providers, and advocates.  Everyone is invited to attend this free event to support survivors and learn how to best respond to domestic violence in our community.  Questions will be taken via index card and presented to the panel by our moderator, Heath Sabin.  The event is sponsored by New College Institute, the Law Office of Heath Sabin, Southside Survivor Response Center, and the Longwood School of Social Work at NCI. Light refreshments will be provided.

The tragic homicide of Kathy Likens sparked numerous questions from community members about how the community responds in cases of domestic violence.  This event is designed to offer the opportunity for members of the community to ask questions and learn about how various agencies in Martinsville and Henry County respond when we find that someone is in an abusive relationship.  We know that statistically, 1 of every 3 women and 1 of every 4 men will experience domestic violence in a lifetime, to indicate that approximately 15,082 people in Henry County, 4,850 in Martinsville, and 5,240 in Patrick County will experience domestic violence in a lifetime.  

This event is to help educate our community about how and where to seek help.  Domestic violence takes a toll on individuals, families, and our community as a whole.  Together as a community we can make an impact, but it takes us all.   Southside Survivor Response Center (SSRCenter) provides free services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by offering telephone crisis intervention and emergency shelter that is designed with safety in mind.  The SSRCenter HELPLINE can be reached toll-free at 877-934-3576 (877-WE-HELP-6).   SSRCenter also has a team of advocates that work with members of our community who need assistance, but may not need to access shelter services.  The community-based team can be reached at (276) 403-4080.  Learn more at www.SSRCenter.org

Event date: 
Thursday, 5 October 2017 - 6:00pm
Event location: 
191 Fayette St
City: 
Martinsville

State

Country: 
US
Intended audience: 
General Public
Donors/Funders/Lawmakers
Survivors and their Families
Community Partners/Allies
Faith Community
Communities of Color
LGBT Community
Older Adults
Educators/Students
Sponsoring organization: 
Southside Survivor Response Center Inc
Contact name: 
Warren Rodgers
Contact email: 
wrodgers@ssrcenter.org
Contact telephone: 
(276) 403-4080
Organization/Event website: 
www.SSRCenter.org