A Short History of Domestic Abuse

A Short History of Domestic Abuse

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  Domestic abuse was not always seen as criminal behavior. At the beginning of American history, "chastisement" was considered acceptable within the covenant of marriage. In 1871, an Alabama court ruled that the husband's "ancient" privilege to beat his wife was no longer acceptable under the law. It took almost another century before the "privacy" doctrine, or belief that abuse within a marriage was a private affair, began to unravel. The 1960s-1970s saw the birth of women's shelters and domestic violence programs around the country (including the establishment of HELP of Door County in 1979). In 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law, providing funding for increased investigation and prosecution of domestic abuse and establishing the Office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice.…
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Join us for our 1st Annual “Unmasking Domestic Violence Halloween Ball”

Join us for our 1st Annual “Unmasking Domestic Violence Halloween Ball”

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                                 Join us for our 1st Annual "Unmasking Domestic Violence" Ball   HELP of Door County is pleased to announce our 1st Annual "Unmasking Domestic Violence" Halloween Ball taking place Saturday, October 28th at the Door County Fire Engine Room Ale House from 7 pm - 11 pm. Tickets are only $30 and include food, fun, music and dancing with a 50's and 60's theme! You can now purchase tickets online through eventbrite by clicking on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unmasking-domestic-violence-halloween-ball-tickets-38300196920 Or for more information, contact Steve at 920-743-8785 or email stevev@helpofdoorcounty.org Our Sponsors Include: Door County Medical Center ("The Great Pumpkin" Main Event Sponsor) Sister Bay Bowl ("Spooktacular" Food Sponsor) Nicolet National Bank (Photo "Boo"th Sponsor)…
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Congratulations Northern Door HELPers!

Congratulations Northern Door HELPers!

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As you know, APRIL IS VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH....We would like to thank our "Northern Door HELPers" who since 2006 have raised more than $135,000 to support the good work of HELP of Door County and were recently one of three groups honored at the 15th Annual Golden Hearts Volunteer Celebration. In 2005, Chris Forbes, the "founding mother" of the Northern Door Helpers shared with her friends her great idea for "having an event without an event". Chris told a few of her friends about an idea she had (who later would become the HELPers): "people should think of the money that they won't be spending by not going out - no need for a sitter, a new pair of shoes or a trip to the beauty salon and then write…
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Thank-You For Packing Our Parachutes!

Thank-You For Packing Our Parachutes!

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Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet pilot during the Vietnam War. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience! One day, when Plumb and his wife were sitting in a restaurant in New York, a man at another table came up and said, ' You're Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were shot down! 'How in the world did you know that?' asked Plumb. 'I packed your parachute,' the man replied. Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude. The man pumped his hand and said, 'I…
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Amy Kohnle Receives Anne KoK Social Justice Award

Amy Kohnle Receives Anne KoK Social Justice Award

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Amy Kohnle, Executive Director of the United Way of Door County was honored as this year’s recipient of the Anne Kok Social Justice Award at HELP of Door County’s Annual Meeting. Paul Kok, Board Member for HELP, presented the award and shared that; “I can think of no one more deserving than Amy whose life’s work has mirrored the high ideals of social justice that Anne held so dearly.” Amy has served as the Executive Director of the United Way of Door County since 1999 and has been instrumental in the success of numerous initiatives like the AODA Coalition, Healthy Door County, the Partnership for Children and Families and Cradle to Career. Amy currently sits on the Boards of NAMI and Door Tran and serves in a leadership role with…
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