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Lifestyle, by definition is the typical way of life for a person or a culture.   Lifestyle choices can encompass many things.   You may choose to be married, or single, or some variation in between.   You may choose to buy a home or rent or live with family.   You may choose a “green” lifestyle with the ideal of leaving a better world for future generations.   You may choose many things to fill your leisure time, many things to be interested in, many things to teach your children…….which you may or may not choose to have.    Location, finances, education, family or work responsibilities….all of these things and others can have an impact on the lifestyle choices you make. But domestic violence is one thing that is not a lifestyle choice.   For far too long society assumed that a victim of domestic violence…………….and victims come in all shapes and sizes, all ages, all genders, all education and all economic levels………….chooses to live this way.   Victims are assumed to be weak…….to

Training Available to Volunteer in the Domestic Violence Program

Have you always wanted to know more about domestic violence? Would you be interested in working with domestic violence victims and their children? Our program is always in need of volunteers - to assist in answering our hotline, covering the shelter, clerical tasks, assisting with orders of protection, co-facilitating support groups, etc. Our next Domestic Violence Education & Training will begin on October 15th. Sessions will be every Tuesday and Thursday night through November 21st. Cost is $150, however there is a waiver process that may be considered. - Teri Ducy, Domestic Violence Program Director Dates and Times: October 15, 27, 22, 24, 29, 31 November 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Registration information: If interested, please contact Barb Blakey, Director of Volunteers and Community Relations at 428 6616. Complete a phone interview by noon, Tuesday, October 8 Attend one of the registration meetings to complete the process, Thursday, Oct