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What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
— Jane Goodall
 

Community Outreach

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Walk for Hope

Participate in Walk for Hope that takes place each fall.

Sunday Supper

Fellow survivors, families and friends, and professionals dine together on select Sundays throughout the year.

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Self Defense

With collaboration and support from local law enforcement, therapists, and certified self defense trainers, learn best practices to defend yourself from physical and verbal attacks.

Events + Social Engagement

In collaboration with members of our community, these events are meant to broaden awareness, cultivate compassion, and raise funds to support Shine the Light Foundation.

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2019

January

February

Recap of Fall 2018

 

October

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

Thanks to your support, and to our friends at GRAIN for collaborating with us, this “Dine + Donate: Fork Support” event raised $200 for the foundation! Read more in our journal.

Our sincerest thanks to Nicole J for her donation of over $700 to the foundation! Read more in our journal.

Thank you to our friends at Moderncity + Main, who donated over $400 to the foundation. Read more in our journal.

 

September

National Suicide Prevention Week

One in four survivors of domestic violence will attempt suicide. With nearly 125 suicides that occur each day, it is one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States.

9/9 - 9/15 Share Your Message. Share Your Support.

Throughout the week so many of you showed your support for suicide awareness and suicide prevention by posting a photo holding one or more of our positive-message signs, and connecting with us on social media.

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9/10 World Suicide Prevention Day

In collaboration with our friends and colleagues at Foundation for a Better Tomorrow, we encouraged the community to participate in raising awareness by lighting a candle in remembrance of a loved one lost to suicide.

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“In memory of Joe Marro.” - Angela Marro Gilbert

“In memory of Joe Marro.” - Angela Marro Gilbert

Local business Moderncity + Main showing its support with the limited edition “So This Is Love” candle

Local business Moderncity + Main showing its support with the limited edition “So This Is Love” candle

“In memory of Jerry, Jers, and Sean. Miss you all, terribly.” - Cyndi McLaughlin

“In memory of Jerry, Jers, and Sean. Miss you all, terribly.” - Cyndi McLaughlin

9/11 Wear Yellow for Suicide Awareness

Yellow is the official color for suicide awareness. Members of the community donned this hopeful color in an effort to bring attention to such an important cause.

This date was also a day of mourning for our nation. We wore the color yellow in remembrance of those brave lives lost on (and after) September 11, 2001.

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For inquiries about our programs please use the contact form to reach out. In the meantime, please visit our resources page to learn more about the kinds of resources we share and discuss in these programs.                          


Programs + Outreach

Educational and public programs, special events, and community outreach initiatives are all part of our mission to broaden awareness for and strengthen the dialogue about domestic violence.


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Become a Volunteer

Any level of participation is welcomed and appreciated. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit our volunteer page and complete the inquiry form.

 

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