29 Feb 2024

Denim Day 2024

2024-02-29T15:53:59-05:00February 29, 2024|Blog|

Denim Day is a globally recognized awareness campaign that began in Italy 1992 after a 45-year-old driving instructor raped his 18-year-old student during a lesson. The young woman reported the assault, and the man was subsequently arrested and convicted of rape. However, just a few [...]

02 Nov 2023

DVAM – 2023

2023-11-02T14:38:16-04:00November 2, 2023|Blog|

October has come and gone once again. And this year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month was quite the purple parade of proclamations and public appearances. In addition to our usual appearances at Commissioners’ meetings, our purple ribbons, purple Thursday, and the Empty Place at the Table [...]

02 Nov 2023

2023 Glow Run

2023-11-02T14:20:51-04:00November 2, 2023|Blog|

Glow Run was back this year and better than ever, thanks to a generous donation from the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation. This annual evening of exercise and illumination took a different run around the track this year as we preceded the event with a Wellness [...]

07 Jul 2023

VIP Turns 35!

2023-07-07T14:22:59-04:00July 7, 2023|Blog|

We’ve come around to the start of another fiscal year for Victims’ Intervention Program. This July, our year begins anew, but 2023 carries with it a special significance worth celebrating. Click here to read more about our 35th year in business! July 2023 marks a [...]

13 Apr 2023

LGBTQ+ and Victimization

2023-04-13T16:02:19-04:00April 13, 2023|Blog|

Due to the very nature of victimizing crimes such as sexual assault and domestic violence, minority groups, such as those in the LGBTQ+ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and more), are disproportionately affected. According to Census data, eight percent (8%) of the 12.96 million [...]

27 Jan 2023

Domestic Violence & Pets

2023-01-27T13:24:33-05:00January 27, 2023|Blog|

If you have a pet, chances are you understand the deep emotional connection that can accompany the pet-human relationship. They are our family… with a bit more fur. Living with a pet can have extremely beneficial effects on their humans. For example, studies suggest that [...]

19 Jan 2023

VIP Badass Woman Nomination 2023

2023-01-19T14:01:13-05:00January 19, 2023|Blog|

Just like many women in history, we all know a woman who makes a difference but flies under the radar. You may describe them as selfless or a hidden gem. Let's make sure they don't stay hidden and nominate your favorite badass to have them [...]

20 Jul 2022

Reproductive Coercion

2022-07-20T09:16:12-04:00July 20, 2022|Blog, News|

Reproductive Coercion is a form of abuse that we typically see in heterosexual relationships (though it can occur in LGBTQIA+ relationships, it is rare). This type of abuse happens when the male partner attempts to control their partner’s ability to make decisions when it comes [...]

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