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HELP Partners With WISP

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Did you know that HELP of Door County acts as a sponsoring agency for the Women's Independent Scholarship Program? What is WISP? WISP is a national scholarship program, available to victims of domestic violence, begun as a program of The Sunshine Lady Foundation (SLF). In December 2007, SLF Founder and President, Doris Buffett announced that WISP would be endowed as its own entity. WISP, Inc.emerged as a “sister” organization with the purpose of enhancing efforts to stop the cycle of domestic violence by offering financial empowerment through access to higher education. Since its inception, the Women’s Independence Scholarship Program has awarded more than $36.5 million in scholarships to some 4,000 women across the United States. WISP is available nationally to women who have left an abusive domestic situation and who…
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Did you know that…?

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Victims of domestic violence often flee abusive situations with little more than the clothes on their backs. At HELP of Door County, our primary concern is always the safety and well-being of everyone who comes our way. Last year, with your help, we were able to:  Serve 234 unique clients compared to 149 the previous year; Provided 134 bed nights compared to 95 the previous year and Fielded 588 Hotline calls compared to 329 the previous year  Through the generosity of our community, we are able to operate a 24/7/365 HELPLINE for anyone in a domestic abuse situation (1-800-91-HELP-1). HELP of Door County provides emergency overnite shelter through our SAFE HOME Program to victims of domestic violence who need to immediately flee violent domestic situations. Last year, our Transitional Living…
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Community Days Event 2018

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Community Days from Younkers Stores is a fundraising event held from Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 3, 2018 to benefit local 501c3 nonprofit organizations like HELP of Door County. $5 coupon booklets are now on sale at HELP (219 Green Bay Rd. in Sturgeon Bay) with 100% of every $5 booklet sold to benefit our organization. Your $5 donation offers over $500 in exclusive coupon savings including: $10 off coupon valid on a purchase of $10 or more; Up to 30% off shopping pass that can be used over and over throughout the 3-day event; 70% off Ruff Hewn and Chaps for Women, Men & Kids; $60 off Spring outerwear for her; 65% off fine jewelry; 45% off coffeemakers; 39.97 8-pc. comforter set; And many more offers throughout the…
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Job Opening: Youth Advocate

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHILDREN’S ADVOCATE: This is an hourly position based on experience/education and reports to the Domestic Violence Coordinator and Executive Director. GENERAL: The primary focus of this full-time position is to address and support the advocacy needs of children and youth. Secondary responsibilities will be to support the advocacy needs of other age groups affected by domestic violence. A Bachelor of Science degree in social work or related field preferred; equivalent related experience and education regarding the needs of children may be sufficient - Crisis intervention skills are a must. Must be able to work with victims and staff under sometimes very stressful conditions. This position requires outstanding oral presentation and written communication skills; Knowledge and understanding of the effects of domestic and sexual abuse/violence for victims; Ability to…
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Some Thoughts On This Moment

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Given the recent national discussion around sexual violence and harassment, I have given some thought to how I have been the beneficiary of my unmerited “white male privilege”. Male violence and abuse of power are undeniable facts of American life. Their effects are felt by women, children and men. Let me offer you a little perspective from where I sit at age 63 following a long career having worked most of my life for large retail organizations and now as the leader of a community domestic violence program. Most of us can see how we benefit from sexism in terms of having easier access to higher-paying jobs but we balk at the idea that we benefit from women being raped or battered. To look at male violence against women, it…
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