VISTA Nicole Owens Educates Students and Families about Domestic Violence Prevention Programs

During the month of August, Nicole Owens, the Community Education VISTA serving with Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) spoke with over 490 people at resource fairs in the Denton area. Informational brochures were provided to parents, students and educators. Pens with DCFOF's crisis line were handed out at the resource fairs. Nicole explained … Continue reading VISTA Nicole Owens Educates Students and Families about Domestic Violence Prevention Programs

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VISTA Member Nicole Owens Develops “Faith for Freedom” Social Media Campaign

Nicole Owens, the Community Education VISTA at Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) developed a social media fundraising event to promote the agency’s Faith for Freedom campaign. Two original designs were created for the event with a festive "freedom" theme! On Facebook, over 15,000 people were reached and over 5,000 of those liked, shared … Continue reading VISTA Member Nicole Owens Develops “Faith for Freedom” Social Media Campaign

VISTA Nicole Owens Educates Students about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

The incoming freshmen class at the University of North Texas (UNT) is no longer in the dark about sexual assault and domestic violence after AmeriCorps VISTA, Nicole Owens, at Denton County Friends of the Family, set up an interactive table at the Dean of Students After Dark event during freshmen orientation. There have been five … Continue reading VISTA Nicole Owens Educates Students about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

VISTA North Texas welcomes Our New Members!

Rebecca Dake is serving at Interfaith Ministries of Denton, Inc. as the Community Outreach VISTA. She will be assessing existing events and programs to design and implement improvements and increasing awareness of services and events through the development of new marketing and media material.     Nicole Owens is serving at Denton County Friends of … Continue reading VISTA North Texas welcomes Our New Members!

Farewell and Good Luck to Kim Shields

Community Education VISTA Kim Shields ended her service at Denton County Friends of the Family in April. During her service, Kim completed the development of the Speakers Bureau’s volunteer training and recruited 4 new volunteers to assist the Community Education department. Kim attended many networking events as a prominent way of making connections with non-profits … Continue reading Farewell and Good Luck to Kim Shields

Congratulations and Good Bye to our New VISTA North Texas Alumni

We are very proud to announce that our VISTAs Sarah Lehman, Nico Meyering and Amaya Howard completed their full year of national service February. Sarah served her first year of VISTA with Denton County Friends of the Family and her second year as the VISTA North Texas VISTA Leader. Sarah is now working with Denton … Continue reading Congratulations and Good Bye to our New VISTA North Texas Alumni

Service Opportunity!

Community Education Liaison VISTA The Community Education Liaison VISTA will assist with marketing of the activities and presentations offered by the Community Education department. The goals of the project are to increase outreach education partnerships, increase Denton County Friends of the Family’s presence and reach via social media, and create a Community Education database to … Continue reading Service Opportunity!

VISTA Member Impacts the Community through Domestic Violence Awareness

Denton County Friends of the Family is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing compassionate and supportive services to those impacted by relationship violence and sexual assault. In October VISTA member Kim Shields was in charge of three awareness events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The events included The Clothesline Project, an event aimed at spreading … Continue reading VISTA Member Impacts the Community through Domestic Violence Awareness

Congratulations and Goodbye to Our New Alumni!

We are very proud to announce that our VISTAs Erica Svenson and Marc Thompson will be completing their full year of national service at the beginning of November 2015. Erica has spent the last year serving as the Thrift Store Outreach Coordinator VISTA for Denton County Friends of the Family located in Denton, TX. Marc served his year as the … Continue reading Congratulations and Goodbye to Our New Alumni!

VISTA Member Kimberly Shields Raises Awareness about Violence Against Women

1 in 3 women and 1 in 9 men in the United States will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, and on average more than 3 women are murdered by their partners every day. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and the AmeriCorps VISTA, Kimberly Shields, is in charge … Continue reading VISTA Member Kimberly Shields Raises Awareness about Violence Against Women