NFL executive: Men must lead to end domestic violence

Naples Daily News Guest Editorial, Sunday, Feb. 19, 20 By Troy Vincent, Executive Vice President of the NFL As young boys in Trenton, New Jersey, my brother and I grew up behind the closed doors of a home often engulfed with the haunting cries and unspeakable images that predictably come with horrific acts of domestic violence. Huddling together, we would squeeze our eyes shut, muffle our sobs and, without a sound, wordlessly agree that during those frequent occurrences of violence, our best survival plan was to blanket our pain and fear with silence. We dared ...

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NFL’s Troy Vincent speaks out at MBH Luncheon

WINK News reporter Nicole Papageorge interviews NFL Vice President Troy Vincent prior to his keynote address at The Shelter's Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon, Monday, Feb. 20, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.

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Forgive and forget? NBC-2 News report

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida Linda Oberhaus and survivor Christy Carpenter where recently interviewed as part of an NBC-2 news report on domestic violence and returning to abusive relationships.

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Shelter Welcomes Four New Trustees

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children recently welcomed Jane Borchers, Maegan Evans-Dustin, Diane McCaw, and Judi Embrescia to its Board of Trustees.

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Retail Associate

Print full job description Title: Retail Associate Reports to: Manager, Options Status:   Part-time, Non-exempt Description:   Assist  and  provide support to the sales and operations of the store with responsibility for POS transactions, merchandise handling and the delivery of excellent customer service to donors and customers Requirements & Skills:       High school degree or equivalent Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred Retail experience preferred Basic POS and computer skills Excellent ...

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NFL Vice President Troy Vincent to speak at Mending Broken Hearts Luncheon

NFL Executive Vice President and former football great Troy Vincent will deliver the keynote address during the Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Vincent’s message, “Leadership over Violence,” will include his personal story of growing up in a home with domestic violence.

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Students build labyrinth at The Shelter

Linda Johnsen and Trang Burney from the Office of Student Engagement at Florida SouthWestern State College led a group of about 30 students to build a labyrinth at The Shelter on Jan. 28, 2017. The labyrinth will offer a quiet place for participants to find peace.

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GADV Men’s Tailgate Party 2017 – Casino Royale

Nearly 200 men attended the 6th Annual Gentle'men Against Domestic Violence® Men's Tailgate Party, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Bay Colony Golf Club. The theme for the evening was Casino Royale and attendees enjoyed a variety of casino-styled games, dinner, presentation and a Cigar & Scotch lounge.

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Healing Arts advocate Aimee Boglio featured on D’Latinos

The Shelter's Healing Arts advocate Aimee Boglio discusses the services provided by The Shelter for Abused Women & Children during the Jan. 13 edition of D'Latinos.

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Naples Daily News Guest commentary – Linda Oberhaus

Battered and bruised, Lana was 18 years old when she was brought from the hospital to The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. At 16, she had fled a broken home with plans for a new life with a man she thought was her boyfriend. Three years later, her life was a nightmare of abuse and violence, having been sold for sex on a website called Backpage. Lana is an American-born citizen. She could be the daughter of your friend or neighbor.

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VOCA Outreach Advocate

Title: Outreach Advocate Reports to: Outreach Manager Status:   Full-time, Non-exempt   Description:     Provide support, counseling, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence   Requirements & Skills:         High school diploma or equivalent Experience in domestic violence intervention preferred Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred Basic computer skills Ability to advocate on behalf of victims Ability to perform calmly in crisis situations Training and ...

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Immokalee Linguistic Outreach Advocate

Title: Immokalee Linguistic Outreach Advocate Reports to: Immokalee Outreach Manager Status: Full-time, Non-exempt   Description:   Identify, assess, and appropriately respond to survivors of domestic violence in Immokalee. Provide support, counseling, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence specifically focusing on the needs of the rural community.   Requirements & Skills:         High school diploma or equivalent Experience in domestic violence intervention and ...

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Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence (GADV) Advocate

Title: Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence (GADV) Advocate Reports to: Immokalee Outreach Manager Status:   Full-time, Non-exempt   Description:     Provide primary prevention activities and presentations in shelter and outreach arenas with a specific focus on the Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence curriculum. Establish a process of changing the attitudes and beliefs of men and boys with activities designed to actively promote healthy, non-violent relationships. Address the factors that condone intimate partner violence ...

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Immokalee Outreach Manager

Title: Immokalee Outreach Manager Reports to: Director of Programs Status:   Full-time, Exempt Description:     Responsible for managing the effective operation of the Shelter’s Immokalee Outreach programs and staff, and for providing crisis counseling and service management for program participants Requirements  & Skills:         v Bachelors Degree in social services or related subject (Master’s degree/licensure preferred) v Significant knowledge and experience in domestic violence v ...

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Immokalee Child and Youth Advocate and Counselor

Title: Child and Youth Advocate and Counselor Reports to: Immokalee Outreach Manager Status:   Full-time, Non-exempt Description:     Provide individual and group counseling to children who have witnessed and/or been exposed to domestic violence in the home.  Maintain knowledge of methods proven effective when working with children.  Maintain resource information on services and referrals available throughout the community.  Train community and professionals on special needs and issues of children living in violent ...

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De-stressing in the new year!

The Shelter is grateful for the donation of two scholarships for a yoga seminar with Yogi Nidra (center). Thanks to a generous volunteer, Shelter advocate Dorota and a resident were able to attend this special seminar on de-stressing. What a wonderful way to start the new year! Photo: Dorota, Yogi Nidra and a seminar instructor.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus visit The Shelter

The Shelter's youngest participants enjoyed presents and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on Christmas Day at The Shelter. Knowing how busy Santa is this time of the year, we are extremely grateful that the Clauses took the time to visit our youngsters! A great time was had by all!  

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Allstate Financial Literacy Program

Thirteen women recently graduated from The Shelter’s Economic Empowerment Class, sponsored by the Allstate Foundation. During the three-week program, participants learned about identity theft, budgeting and saving, banking options, credit basics, investments, car maintenance, insurance, taxes, housing, job readiness and more.

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Lehigh JROTC continues the holiday collection tradition

The following letter was received by Immokalee Outreach Office Manager Josie Means. Each year, the Lehigh Senior High School JROTC collects food and clothing to assist Shelter participants in Immokalee. The tradition has a humble and heartwarming history.

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Marco Island Police Department collects for The Shelter

“The Shelter is an integral part of our community and we consider them part of our family,” said Police Chief Al Schettino. “I’d like to thank everyone for generously donating during this holiday season to this worthy cause.”

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