Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 1st! We will be hosting our 3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ® which is sponsored by Farmers National Bank, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Rotary Club of Alliance. Did you know that 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime? That every TWO minutes someone is sexually assaulted? Domestic and sexual violence does not just affect women. It affects the men who care about them, their families, their friends, their coworkers, and their communities. Get your heels on!
- What: It’s a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event – a one mile walk where we want everyone – men, women, children to walk a mile to support survivors in our community.
- We are asking MEN to walk in women’s shoes! (Bring your own if you can – we will have some shoes on hand the day of the event in varying sizes.)
- When: Thursday, October 1, 2015. Registration is from 5 – 6. The walk will begin at 6.
- Where: University of Mount Union – the parking lot on the corner of State and Rockhill. (Near the UMU Football Field, across from Enterprise, Doug’s, etc.)
- Who: You! This event is open to everyone! Walk as an individual or as part of a team, raising funds to support your walk.
The Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter is enjoying another successful year of Allstate Foundation funding for the shelter’s Economic Empowerment Program. The program offers financial literacy classes, a matched saving program, and financial case management to victims of domestic violence.
Financial literacy classes focus on the basics of financial abuse, including creating and adhering to a budget, the importance of credit scores and how to repair bad credit, and the dangers of identity theft.
Once class time is complete, participants are encouraged to enroll in personalized financial case management meetings to set goals, get assistance to plan a budget, and begin working on fixing any credit problems. The Economic Empowerment Program also allows domestic violence survivors an opportunity to save money and have their contribution matched by funding from the Allstate Foundation.
By educating survivors on how to control and manage their own expenses and finances, they will be better able to protect themselves from financial abuse in the future.
The Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter will host its 6th Annual Charity Poker Run on June 13th starting at Rey’s Bar & Grill located at 2109 West State Street Alliance, Ohio 44601. There will be food, live music, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. The event cost is $20 for a single rider and $30 for a double rider. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. The first bike out will be at 11:00 a.m., last bike out will be at 12:00 p.m. and the last bike in will be at 5:00 p.m. Rey’s Bar and Grill and the V-Twin Cruisers Motorcycle Club of Ohio have signed on as sponsors for this year’s event.
“This event helps raise necessary to funds to keep the shelter running,” said Executive Director Kimberly D. Stanley. “We are thrilled to put on this event every year as it has become another way to get the community involved, educated and having a good time.”
The riders will begin their journey at Rey’s Bar and Grill in Alliance for registration. They will also be making stops at Atwood Dock Marina and Grill, Normandy Inn, Marks Landing and BB Rooners. If you cannot attend the ride you can still join the Poker Run for dinner at a cost of $10.
“We are so happy to have these fine area businesses supporting our cause and allowing us to rev our engines for a great organization,” said President of the A.A.D.V.S. Board of Trustees Tim Williams.
The Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter (A.A.D.V.S) empowers and assists survivors of verbal, emotional, financial, sexual, and physical abuse by providing education, resources, emergency shelter and transitional support services. The shelter has operated in the Carnation City since 1979. The shelter can be contacted by calling (330) 823-7223 and donations can be sent to P.O. Box 3622 Alliance, Ohio 44601.
We are low on supplies! Are you able to help us out? We are in need of: garbage bags (30+ gallon and 13 gallon), paper towels, diapers (sizes 5 & 6), baby wipes, cleaning supplies (disinfectant spray/wipes, floor cleaner, toilet/bathroom cleaner), liquid dish soap, and latex gloves. If you can help us out, please let us know. We appreciate the support of the community! Questions? Call 330.823.7223 (pictures below are just examples).