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

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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

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!

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

VISTA Nicole Owens Helps Raise Funding for Emergency Shelter

Community Education VISTA, Nicole Owens, partnered with the Community Relations Department of Denton County Friends of the Family for a busy month of fundraising. Denton County Friends of the Family hosted Taste for a Cause- a silent auction featuring delicious food, drinks and music. Nicole created educational table toppers to be displayed at the event … Continue reading VISTA Nicole Owens Helps Raise Funding for Emergency Shelter

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

DCFOF VISTA Member Recruits Police Officer for Speaker’s Bureau

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will become victims of intimate partner violence at some point in their lives. On average, more than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day. 20-25% of women in college reported experiencing an attempted … Continue reading DCFOF VISTA Member Recruits Police Officer for Speaker’s Bureau