Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (VSC) is a non-profit organization serving victims of crime in Montgomery County. We offer comprehensive services, including counseling, legal advocacy, community education and two 24-hour crisis hotlines. All of our services are free and confidential to the community.All proceeds from this event will benefit victims of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (S.A.A.M.) and Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. recognizes S.A.A.M. with a community event dedicated to increasing awareness of sexual violence. Come join us and show your support of the community and victims of sexual violence and child sexual abuse! “Run for S.A.A.M.” will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 9:00am-12:00pm at Norristown Farm Park in Norristown, Pennsylvania. “Run for S.A.A.M.” will be a fun event for the whole family, and pets, to enjoy! We will have food, music, community tables and activities for children and family members to visit after the run.Your contribution to our Run for S.A.A.M. will help us to continue to fund free and confidential counseling and advocacy services to victims of sexual assault, child abuse, homicide and other violent crimes, as well as safety and risk reduction programs in schools, colleges, and institutions throughout the county.#vsc5kPlease visit our website to register or get more information!www.victimservicescenter.orghttp://www.victimservicescenter.org/#!run-for-saam/c12sd
This North East regional training is an opportunity for organizations that:•Are geographically located in the United States North East region (CT, DC, DE, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV);•Are community-based;•Are culturally-specific;•Have limited or no experience with OVW grants and other federal funding;•Are 501 (c) 3 Nonprofits or have a fiscal sponsor; and,•Have a commitment to ending domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or gender based violence.This regional training will provide attendees with significant opportunities for networking, resource and expertise sharing, and critical discussions to enhance the work and sustainability of community-based and culturally-specific organizations.By the end of the training, participants will be able to: Assess and strengthen their organizational readiness to apply for OVW and other federal funds through aligning mission, values, organizational development and programs; Navigate the federal funding system and identify which grants support their mission; Develop and write compelling grant applications; and Represent their expertise as culturally-specific, community-based organizations.Send an email for any additional questions about this regional training.
The 2014 PCADV Conference culminates a yearlong series of events exploring the importance of the protections created by the Violence Against Women Act and celebrating the 20th anniversary of this landmark legislation.We are pleased to announce that Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards will be our keynote speaker. In 1994, as co-founder and executive director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Congresswoman Edwards led the effort to pass the Violence Against Women Act that was signed into law by President Clinton.Conference tracks are:Housing for Domestic Violence SurvivorsPreventing Teen Dating ViolenceCivil Custody Institute for Attorneys includeding a mandatory Pre-Conference Workshop on Oct. 8Visit the conference website for more information.
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