Bikers Bringing Awareness Ride 2014


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Flash Mobs

After months of dance practice, we had a great time raising public awareness of domestic violence, Oct. 15, conducting flash mobs throughout the Naples area. In some locations we were joined by members of the public who had learned the dance on their own. Even our trolley driver joined in! Enjoy a video of our performance at Mercato.

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Karen Smith joins The Shelter Board of Directors

Karen Smith recently joined the Board of Directors of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. A full-time Naples resident, Smith moved to the community in 2004 with her husband, F. Samuel Smith, Past Chairman, The Shelter Board of Directors Smith brings to the board expertise in financial services and nonprofit agencies. She held positions with A. G. Becker, Inc. in Chicago and New York City before joining R. Gilder & Co., New York. She married and raised three children while living in Brussels, Tokyo and Seoul, where she volunteered for three years at the ...

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Immokalee Children’s Fair & Peace March

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children will recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with its Annual Children’s Fair and Peace March on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at the Collier County Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia St. in Immokalee. “The Peace March is an annual highlight for our Immokalee outreach program,” said Shelter Executive Director Linda Oberhaus, “In addition to bringing the community together for some family-friendly fun, this march embodies our mission to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence through advocacy, ...

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Local women reach out to Shelter residents during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, residents of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children are receiving some much-needed stress-relieving care thanks to two local therapists. Dr. Alexandria Christ (left photo), a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, is providing residents with trauma, PTSD, anxiety and stress, treating pressure points located on both ears. The painless therapy takes about one hour per patient and the needles remain in patient’s ears for up to 45 minutes. Dr. Christ, of Bodhi Mind Healing, Inc., has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine ...

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The Shelter on D’Latinos

The Shelter's Immokalee Outreach Office Advocate Catalina Rosales was a guest on the Oct. 8, 2014 DLatinos TV Show.

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Moe’s Run for Domestic Violence Awareness

Thank you to Moe's for hosting a benefit run for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Oct. 2, 2014. Funds from the run went to The Shelter for Abused Women & Children.

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5 for Mom!

Below is a 30 second video from the  Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Foundation that highlights the important values young boys can learn playing pee wee/junior football when they are exposed to adults that share beliefs about, and model, healthy relationships. Be sure to watch until the end where information is shared about how a child may reach out for help if a current or former intimate partner is "messing with their mom." Please share, repost, talk about it, and if you can, donate $5 to help survivors of domestic violence and their children. All ...

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