April Comperda Helps Raise Funds for Victims of Domestic Violence

AmeriCorps VISTA member, April Comperda, worked alongside Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) Marketing and Development team to prepare for Taste for a Cause, DCFOF's largest fundraising event of the year. April assisted with garnering in-kind donations for the silent auction. These donations had a total value of $14,000 and contributed to DCFOF raising … Continue reading April Comperda Helps Raise Funds for Victims of Domestic Violence

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April Comperda Uses Social Media to Collect School Supplies

April Comperda serves as the Community Marketing VISTA with Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF). In July, she worked towards promoting DCFOF’s campaigns and upcoming events. The Back to School Drive was featured on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and the bi­monthly newsletters. April shared the link to their Amazon Wishlist in order to create an … Continue reading April Comperda Uses Social Media to Collect School Supplies

April Comperda Strengthens Donor Communication at Denton County Friends of the Family

Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence while partnering with the community to promote safety, healing, and prevention. AmeriCorps VISTA, April Comperda, began the process of automating DCFOF’s bi-weekly newsletters and weekly board member newsletters to ensure that … Continue reading April Comperda Strengthens Donor Communication at Denton County Friends of the Family

Nicole Owens Ends VISTA Service after a Successful Year of Community Education

VISTA member Nicole Owens completed her year of service in April at Denton County Friends of the Family, an agency dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, while partnering with the community to promote safety, healing, and prevention. To raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, … Continue reading Nicole Owens Ends VISTA Service after a Successful Year of Community Education

Nicole Owens Welcomes New Speakers’ Bureau Members to Denton County Friends of the Family

AmeriCorps VISTA, Nicole Owens, is in the process of completing the Denton County Friends of the Family’s community education project. Nicole has welcomed two new Speakers Bureau members who completed their training in the month of March. They are now able to shadow tabling events and presentations to learn more about representing Denton County Friends … Continue reading Nicole Owens Welcomes New Speakers’ Bureau Members to Denton County Friends of the Family

New Service Opportunities To Begin in August

The VISTA North Texas project has 3 new service opportunities that will begin on August 14th. Applications will be accepted through June 30th. Denton Christian Preschool Marketing and Fundraising VISTA  Denton Christian Preschool (DCP), located in Denton, TX, provides early education for at-risk children in the community. The Marketing and Fundraising VISTA will increase community awareness … Continue reading New Service Opportunities To Begin in August

New Volunteer with Speakers Bureau Helps Out in a Pinch!

This month, Denton County Friends of the Family Speakers Bureau grew when two new members joined the group. VISTA Nicole Owens provided the first part of their training in which they learned the basics of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. It also got easier for volunteers to get involved with the creation of a … Continue reading New Volunteer with Speakers Bureau Helps Out in a Pinch!

Community Education VISTA Uses Social Media to Highlight Denton County Friends of the Family

Community Education VISTA, Nicole Owens, is working with Denton County Friends of the Family to improve their social media presence and educate the community about domestic violence and sexual assault. Their coordinated efforts resulted in a Facebook reach of over 30,000 people and nearly 7,000 post engagements. Nicole also worked to prepare a social media … Continue reading Community Education VISTA Uses Social Media to Highlight Denton County Friends of the Family

VISTA Member Revamps Presentation for Denton High School’s Freshman Class

VISTA member, Nicole Owens and the Denton County Friends of the Family Community Education team worked together to revamp and organize their presentation for Denton High School's freshman class. Nicole and the team added several activities and vital information to help the freshmen understand the dynamics of abuse and sexual assault. Each group of freshmen … Continue reading VISTA Member Revamps Presentation for Denton High School’s Freshman Class

VISTA Increases Awareness about Domestic Violence

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to spread awareness, VISTA member Nicole Owens planned and coordinated two of Denton County Friends of the Family's awareness events, as well as the Silent Witness Display and social media for the month of October. Nicole kicked off the month with The Clothesline Project at the Denton Square. … Continue reading VISTA Increases Awareness about Domestic Violence