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Join us at the Candlelighting Ceremonies

Please mark your calendar and join us at one or all of our Annual Candlelighting Ceremonies, in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. All our events are open to the public. Shelby County Thursday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Chestnut, Shelbyville DeWitt County Thursday, October 11, 6:00 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Mulberry St., Clinton Macon County Thursday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. New Vision Church, 550 N. Van Dyke St., Decatur Piatt County Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. 1st Presbyterian Church, 214 S. Charter, St. Monticello Moultrie County Thursday October 25, 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church, 216 W. Jefferson St., Sullivan    

What is different?

As we are approaching yet another October – being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – I have to wonder.   What is different?   What has changed?   Are things better?   Worse?   Are we making progress in our neighborhoods, our community, our world? I recall back over my nearly 28 years of working in this field of domestic violence.   I was ignorant when I began.   I even asked those same questions in my head – “Why would someone stay in this type of relationship?   Why don’t they just get out?”   I had the “new energy” of wanting and believing that I could fix things – I would do all I could do to make things perfect for that victim – so that when they left shelter – or left our building from a counseling session, they would now understand and move on – knowing that they deserved way more than what they had been settling for in their relationship.   It was time to turn a new leaf.   Time for change.   Before Dove developed and implemented a Code of Ethics Policy, I admit

Coupons for Overseas Military Families ECOM

Have you heard the news? We have sent 1,900,642 coupons to families overseas with your help!!!! We are still going strong and would love to hit our goal of 2 million coupons by the end of 2018 but we still need your help. We collect manufacturer coupons only, please no store specific or restaurant coupons. We ask that they not be expired for more than one month. This gives us time to collect, clip, sort, and ship to families and they have more time to use them. Families can use manufacturer coupons up to 6 months after their expiration dates. Postage donations are always welcomed. One box cost $17.40 to ship and can contain up to 25,000 plus coupons.