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Donate used cell phones, support victims of domestic violence

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Sadey Goodman, a 6-year-old girl who attends Wade King Elementary in Bellingham, heard about Whatcom County’s Hopeline Campaign from her mother, and decided that she wanted to help.  Sadey developed a “strategic plan” to collect cell phones to help victims … Continue reading

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Whatcom County employers recognized for DV policies

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Domestic Violence Commission Honored Employers for Implementing Comprehensive Domestic Violence in the Workplace Policies and Procedures County Executive Jack Louws presented Certificates of Recognition to eight Whatcom County workplaces that have adopted and implemented comprehensive domestic violence in the workplace … Continue reading

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Dating and Domestic Violence: An Information and Resource Handbook

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Dating and Domestic Violence: An Information and Resource Handbook Published January 2012 4th Edition This month, the Domestic Violence Commission released its fourth edition of Dating and Domestic Violence: An Information and Resource Handbook.  This handbook contains information about domestic … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Ellen Pence

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In Memoriam: Ellen Pence April 15, 1948-January 6, 2012 “If you are living with a batterer, it is not cyclical.” – Ellen Pence Domestic violence survivors, advocates, and programs across the world are remembering one of the battered women’s movement’s … Continue reading

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Strategic Plan 2012 – 2014

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  DV Commission Strategic Plan, 2012 – 2014 Throughout 2011, a committee of the DV Commission met and did research in the community to create a new strategic plan to guide the DV Commission’s initiatives over the next three years.  … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence and Communities of Color

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Domestic Violence and Communities of Color Recently, the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) released a quick fact sheet on Domestic Violence and Communities of Color.  This fact sheet provides information about how and why communities of color experience … Continue reading

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Donate your cell phone; help earn money for victims of DV

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Verizon Wireless is conducting a national campaign to collect no-longer-being-used cellular phones. Verizon will reprogram each phone with 3000 minutes, and phone numbers for 911 and the national domestic violence hotline.  They will then distribute the phones to domestic violence … Continue reading

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Elder Abuse and Abuse of Vulnerable Populations Forum

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The BWCCADV will present an educational forum on Elder Abuse and the Abuse of Vulnerable Populations on Tuesday, April 26th from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm. The forum will be held at the Ferndale WECU (Whatcom Educational Credit Union) Community … Continue reading

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Responding to DV fatalities in Whatcom County

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Did you know that half of the fatalities in Whatcom County in 2010 were domestic violence related?  These homicides took place in the communities of Bellingham, Everson, Maple Falls, and Sumas. Whatcom County has experienced an unusual spike in domestic … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Civil Order for Protection Conference

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We are pleased and proud to announce that the DV Commission will be hosting the nation’s first full day conference on civil orders for protection – Improving the Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order Process: Safety, Access, Issuance, Service, and Enforcement. … Continue reading

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