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Congratulations to the winners of PCADV’s 2nd annual “In Your Own Words” Competition to promote awareness and prevention of teen dating violence (TDV).
These high school students won hardware and software prizes for their school’s media program by researching TDV and educating their peers about it through videos and school newspaper articles.
PCADV received 42 impressive entries from 106 students at 17 schools around the state. Three judges from the domestic violence movement and the professional media independently scored the submissions.
ACLU Files Constitutional Challenge to Norristown, Pennsylvania, Ordinance
Lakisha Briggs was threatened with eviction when police responded to her home for a third domestic violence call. A local "nuisance" ordinance forces landlords to evict tenants if police are repeatedly called to their homes. Many areas have these ordinances, which punish victims of domestic violence with homelessness for calling for help. Read more
Gov. Corbett Proposes More Funding For Services
Gov. Corbett visited the YWCA of Harrisburg on March 29 to talk with advocates about his proposal to increase state funding for services for domestic violence victims.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence commends the U.S. House of Representatives for voting February 28th, by 286 votes - 138 votes, to reauthorize the more inclusive and stronger Violence Against Women Act version already approved by the U.S. Senate. Read More
Comforting Gift Warms Our Hearts
A big thank-you to Hershey Lodge for donating 1,000 comforters to PCADV. They will be distributed to our 60 programs around the state for use in emergency shelters and transitional housing. Often victims come to our shelters with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing. Thanks, Hershey Lodge, for helping our programs provide a warm welcome to these victims
Because young women ages 16 to 24 experience the highest rates of violence at the hands of someone they know, the White House has produced a new PSA on dating violence for Vice President Joe Biden´s 1 is 2 Many campaign.
The PSA features President Obama, Biden and some famous men from sports talking to young men about how to treat women. It will air this summer on ESPN Networks, Fox Sports Networks, the MLB Network and the NFL Network.
2012 Census of Services Released
PCADV´s 60 community-based programs assisted 2,308 women, men and children during the 24-hour period of the national census of domestic violence services conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Pennsylvania ranked seventh highest among states in total number of people served on the census day.
"The numbers for this one day alone show just how hard our programs work with limited resources and how great the demand is for these lifesaving services," PCADV Executive Director Peg Dierkers said.
Read more about the census in the full PCADV press release .
PCADV Joins the Combined Federal Campaign
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is proud to announce that we have been selected to be a part of the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).
The U.S. government-sponsored CFC is the world´s largest and most prestigious workplace fundraising drive.
The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy by providing federal employees with an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those in need.
FISA Foundation Funds PCADV´s Prevention Efforts
PCADV is pleased to announce that the FISA Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to the Coalition for an innovative Primary Prevention Initiative in southwestern Pennsylvania.
"These grant funds will enable us to lead community-wide discussions and strategies to engage schools, parents and community leaders as active prevention partners," PCADV Executive Director Peg Dierkers said. "Through awareness education and concerted community action, we can prevent domestic violence against women and girls."
The mission of the FISA Foundation is to build a culture of respect and improve the quality of life for three populations in southwestern Pennsylvania: women, girls and people with disabilities. For 100 years, FISA has been led by women and has focused on responding to unmet community needs.
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