The Fourth Annual Domestic Violence Summit, will held September 27th at the University of Memphis, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the University Center Ballroom.

Discussions will focus on domestic violence in Memphis and Shelby County. Resources for domestic violence survivors will be presented by Memphis area agencies.

Sponsored by the University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and the Athena Project.

For more information call 901/678-3973 (Dr. Gayle Beck).

 

The Family Safety Center Needs You!

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The Family Safety Center is one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of family violence.

By co-locating the services of our 31 partner agencies in one location, Family Safety Center is able to better serve the hurting families of Memphis and Shelby County who are caught up in the trauma of domestic violence. We provide assistance to the victims and help them navigate through the many services available to them. Ultimately, we strive to reduce incidents of domestic violence and strengthen families in Memphis and Shelby County.

 

Due to our increase in clients receiving Emergency Housing services, we are in immediate need of the following items:

 

  • Pots and pans
  • Dishes
  • Utensils
  • Can openers
  • Gently used/clean/and or new Bedding
  • New Towels
  • Pillows
  • Can openers (manual or electric)

You can donate items during our office hours  MondayFriday from 8 AM – 4:30 PM. If you need additional information, please contact Mia Harvey at 901.222.4424 or mia@familysafetycenter.org

 

 

Save the date on the morning of April 16 to participate in the Race Against Sexual Violence 5K at Shelby Farms. This event is serving as a fundraiser and as a vehicle to raise awareness about sexual violence and the services available to victims and survivors.

Looking for runners, volunteers and vendors. If you’d like to run just click on the link below and register at racesonline.com. The registration fee is $25.  If you’d like to volunteer or be present as a vendor for your organization just let me know.

Thanks Everyone,

Kevin Reed

Click Here To Register

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Project STAND Against Domestic Violence – Join us Oct 25th at 4 pm at the Esplanade for an afternoon of awareness, live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres & more! The highlights of the event will include a soul-stirring tribute to survivors (STILL STANDING TRIBUTE) as well as a Love Lights Ceremony for loved ones that we have lost to domestic violence. Please purchase your ticket today  http://www.project-stand.org/ & show your support. If you cannot attend you can make a donation of any amount on our secure website & STAND with us as we stand against domestic violence. #projectSTAND #iSTAND

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Golf tournament benefiting Family Safety Center

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 AM

Shotgun start at 1 PM

Links at Galloway Golf Course

This year marks the inaugural golf tournament benefiting the Family Safety Center. The exciting event will feature lunch, a variety of contests, as well as a silent auction featuring box seats to a St. Louis Cardinals game, overnight stays at various Tunica casinos and autographed merchandise from Marc Gasol, Avery Williamson, Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema and more.  For more information about sponsorships or playing in the tournament, please contact Jordan Moore at Jordan@familysafetycenter.org.

Neighborhood Block Party: Stompin’ out Domestic Violence & Finding a cure for Breast Cancer Forum

Saturday, Oct. 17 @ 10 AM to 1 PM

Orange Mound Community Center, 2572 Park Avenue

Public asked to donate toiletries, cash or purchase official t-shirt; donations will benefit the YWCA Shelter for Abused Women and Children and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Sponsored by Men of Tau Iota Sigma, Memphis Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, and Orange Mound Community Center

https://www.booster.com/stompin-out-domestic-violence-and-finding-a-cure-for-breast-cancer-awareness-forum

Speak out Sunday

Sunday, Oct 18

Pastors and faith leaders from throughout Memphis will join together to draw attention to Domestic Violence through Speak Out Sunday.  That Sunday, efforts of members from United Against Violence Memphis (UAV901) will be realized when pastors at many Memphis churches preach a message about domestic violence.

Leading up to the event UAV901 is asking churches to participate and encourage their congregation to show their support by wearing purple and help in the effort to shine the light on, and end, domestic violence.

“Celebrating our Differences” – FFUN’s 6th Annual Multicultural Unity in the Community Picnic

Sunday, Oct 18 @ 1:30 – 4 PM

Audubon Park @ corner of Park and South Goodlett

Guest speakers, free food and entertainment

For more information, call Stevie Moore @ 502-7387 or email stevei!ffunsaveyouth.org

Domestic Violence and How to Break the Cycle

Monday, Oct 19 @ 3- 4 PM

Poplar-White Station Branch Library, 5094 Poplar Avenue

Speaker from Family Safety Center

For information, call 415-2777.

Domestic Violence Summit & Community Forum

Saturday, Oct 24 – Registration @ 8 AM; event begins @ 9:15 AM

Greater Imani Church Cathedral of Faith, 3824 Austin Peay Highway

Featuring US Attorney Edward Stanton III and Assistant Director – Attorney General – Domestic Violence Marianne Bell. Sponsored by Shelby County Crime Victims Center, FBI, Circle of Life, Family Safety Center, Memphis Child Advocacy Center and YWCA

RSVP to 337-3460 or 949-9334 or email modom@memphisywca.org or gregorywilliamson1234@gmail.com

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Saturday, Oct 24 @ 10 Am – noon

Frayser Branch Library, 3712 Argonne

Call 415-2768 to register.

What now? Domestic Violence Awareness Forum

Saturday, Oct 24 @ 10 AM- noon

Dominion Church, 794 East Raines Rd.

Tickets $5 on EventBrite.

Hit to not be Hit

Monday, Oct 26 @ 6 – 7:30 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Meeting Room C

This workshop will teach self-defense tactics to outmaneuver attackers and make smart decisions to stay safe.

Call 415-2734 for more information.

14th Annual Conference for Clergy and Congregations: The Church’s Response to Violence

Keynote speaker: Dr. Scott Stoner, director of the Samaritan Foundation for Church and Family Wellness

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave

Sponsored by St. John’s United Methodist Church, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and Church Health Center

Admission is free, but space is limited to the first 300 registrants. Deadline to register is October 21, 2015. To register, please call 901-261-8833 or log on to churchhealthcenter.org/faithhealthseries

The Voice Domestic Violence Seminar

Saturday, Oct. 31 @ 10 AM to 2 PM

CAAP, Inc., 4041 Knight Arnold Road

This free event will include speakers, giveaways, food, music, games and more.

Contact Jasmine Wright at 901-367-7550, ext. 2002 or jwright@caapincorporated.com for more information.

6th Annual Men’s DV Advocacy Awards Celebration

Sat, Oct 31 @ 10 AM – 12 PM

Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Avenue

RSVP to info@wianl.org

For additional listings of domestic violence awareness events, please see http://www.familysafetycenter.org

or contact Jordan Moore (jordan@familysafetycenter.org)

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Please help us begin Domestic Violence Awareness Month with “MPLIC says No More!  Together we can end Domestic Violence” @5:30 PM on Thursday, October 1 in the  Meeting Rooms at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

This program, in concert with the City of Memphis’ Memphis Says No More! campaign, will feature the following engaging speakers:

Lisa Adams – Rape Crisis Center

Dr. Gayle Beck – University of Memphis, Department of Psychology

Miracle Hall – Author and survivor

Martavius Hampton – Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center

Olliette Murry-Drobot – Family Safety Center

Marquiepta Odom – YWCA

Willard Tate – Memphis Police Department

Moderator: Audrey May, LINC/2-1-1, Memphis Public Library & Information Center

Come find out about SUPPORT AND SOLUTIONS for someone you know!  TOGETHER, WE CAN STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!

This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:00 am– 2:00 pm at the Andy B’s Entertainment Center, located at 6276 Stage Road, Memphis, TN 38134:  Once in a Wifetime is hosting Beauty Behind Bars Memphis.  Beauty Behind Bars helps women/girls break away from mental incarceration & self imprisonment of low self-esteem, doubt, depression, suicide, dream killing, domestic violence, and human trafficking.  The conference teaches accountability, how to pick up the pieces and press forward, how to accomplish dreams/goals, saying goodbye to negativity or bad relationships, and the importance of loving self from the inside out.  
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Tennessee was recently named as a state with an increase in domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, and quickly climbing the top 5 statistics in human trafficking.  Due to these alarming and increasing statistics in the state of Tennessee we are hosting this conference to teach innovative methods of the importance of getting help, and how to identify when you are mentally incarcerated, self-imprisoned, or in unhealthy/negative situations.
 
There are thousands of women/girls who need to hear and be a part of this life changing conference which will include 8 dynamic speakers. The conference is FREE for women and girls of all ages.  We are asking if you and your church would attend and be a part of this life changing event with us.  We know that your presence and participation can help us save a women’s/girl’s life.  If you or your women’s ministry/girls youth group cannot attend, please share this info with someone who would benefit from this conference.  Please visit our website and watch our info-commercial by clicking on this link http://www.onceinawifetime.com/beauty-behind-barstrade.html.   You may also read the article from our Beauty Behind Bars Nashville Tour, which made the front page of the Tennessean Newspaper by clicking on this link http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/07/18/helping-women-mental-death-row-blessed-row/30353685/  I have attached a flyer of the Memphis event to this email.  We look forward to your reply to this email and hearing back from you soon!
 
Tiffany Love, President
Office:  615-417-7717