We Need Everyone to Help Stop Sexual Violence

December 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

Sexual violence is a community issue that can be prevented! Bystander intervention is one way that all community members can use their problem solving skills and creativity to positively impact the lives of their friends, neighbors, and loved ones. What is a bystander? A bystander is a person who is present during a potentially risky […]

#GiveLocal for #GivingTuesday

December 2nd, 2014 (No Comments)

Now that we’re past Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, it’s time for… Giving Tuesday! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year help us create #GivingTuesday. A new day for giving back.  On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come […]

Meet Our Guests

November 13th, 2014 (No Comments)

We are very excited for our upcoming 27th Annual Holiday Auction, which will be on Sunday, November 23, at the Sheraton. Our offices are overflowing with unique auction items that will be up for bid next Sunday — check out our auction page for a sneak preview of select items. With a silent and live […]

The Year After

November 5th, 2014 (No Comments)

A couple months ago, Chapel Hill native Ashley Warner, author of The Year After: A Memoir, spoke on WCHL about her book and held a reading at local bookstore Flyleaf Books, which was also a benefit night for the Center. Warner’s book is a beacon for those who are adrift, for those who feel like they […]

Supporter Spotlight: Sonna Loewenthal

October 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

Sonna Loewenthal has worn many hats at the Center. She has acted as a Board member, a Community Educator, and chair of the Nominating and Personnel Committees. Through all her different positions, Sonna has offered the Center invaluable support. We would like to both thank her and highlight her experiences at the Center. After hearing […]

Awesome Anti-Violence Campaigns from Around the World

October 19th, 2014 (No Comments)

As a freshman in high school, I was required to take an introductory health course. Out of the months I spent in the class, there is only one lecture that I still remember. It revolved solely around the issue of rape and sexual assault. The first half dealt with your basic crime and perpetration statistics. […]

2014 Community Award Recipients

October 15th, 2014 (No Comments)

Each year, we recognize individuals and organizations that have made substantial contributions to our cause of ending sexual violence. We recently presented awards to community members and partners at our Gratitude Gala in September: The Mary Ann Chap Award for Community Service was presented to Mediterranean Deli of Chapel Hill and to Lt. Keith Webster of the […]

October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month

October 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

October is the month of frights. We spend time decorating our homes with caution tape, webs, and danger signs, surround ourselves with scary movies, and finding the perfect costume to disguise ourselves. The mysticism that surrounds us this month is reminiscent of a wide scale problem we often shy away from talking about. This October, […]

NFL Announces Funding for Anti-Violence Programs

September 22nd, 2014 (No Comments)

On Friday, the National Football League (NFL) announced their commitment to multi-year funding to help state and local programs serve survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The funding will be shared between the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), who will direct support to state coalitions. […]

How to Support Survivors: The Dos and Don’ts of Receiving a Disclosure

September 8th, 2014 (No Comments)

Back-to-school carries with it a lot of expected stressors — upcoming exams, issues with roommates, cramped schedules. But these aren’t the only pressures college students face. With 1 in 4 college-aged women identifying as survivors of sexual assault, it is not uncommon to have a friend disclose an experience of sexual violence. Receiving a disclosure […]

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