A Message of Thanks From HAVEN

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Dear ASK Readers, This holiday season, we are grateful that our mission holds a special place in your heart. Through your generosity and commitment, HAVEN was able to serve 29,203 women, children and men last year. We were able to provide resources and reassurance to over 6,000 callers to our toll-free, 24-hour crisis and support […]

Giving Thanks…and Gratitude

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Gratitude is a word frequently used and heard at HAVEN.  A friend of mine has started posting a daily moment of gratitude on her Facebook page, pointing out that gratitude comes in both small and large forms.  So I jump into the gratitude movement with the start of my own list: I am grateful for […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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One in two Americans live in fear.  Fear of being beaten, raped and/or abused.  Consciously or unconsciously, the fear permeates all facets of life — home, work, recreation, school, even shopping. So who is experiencing this fear? Women and girls, from the very young to the elderly.  For many years the burden of this fear fell […]

Your “To-Do” List When Going Back To School

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This weekend, while shopping for some household items, I ended up in the midst of some serious back to school shopping, moms and daughters/sons getting ready for college dorm life. Listening in on their conversations about whether or not they needed a toaster, what color rug goes with the lamp, the size of fan, reminded […]

The Perfect Rape Victim

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“The perfect rape victim.”  Much has been written in the past couple of weeks about what a rape victim’s behavior should be like, most in response to the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) rape case. Media outlets have been reporting that the DSK case is in jeopardy, not due to the victim’s report of the actual rape […]

The Dream Twenty Seven Years Later

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Today was a sad day for me. Even I am surprised at how sad as I mourn the death of Geraldine Ferraro. Her death sparked a melancholy moment for me. I remember when I first learned of this remarkable woman and her impact on my life. No, I didn’t know Congresswoman Ferraro personally but her […]

Take A Stand Against The New York Times

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Tuesday was International Women’s Day, a day to reflect on the historic struggles and triumphs of women as well as to bring an awareness to the plight and oppression of women around the globe. I’m sure on tonight’s national news broadcasts in the US, there will be focus on the horrific living conditions and daily […]

March Forth!

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For me, the month of March brings a feeling a hope, kind of a light at the end of the tunnel feeling. I am not a fan of winter, so March is the means to an end, bringing with it the anticipation of April and spring. March also has a few of my favorite days […]

Time To Mobilize And Take Action!

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Making fun of violence is unacceptable and it is time that we let advertisers know that we are not going to accept their fun and games. Virgin Mobile’s current advertising campaign makes light of stalking and the use of technology to assist one in stalking. It is inappropriate and irresponsible. This is an opportunity for […]

Eat Your Eggs The Way YOU Want This Valentine’s Day!

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“Get to know your body. Your mind. Your soul.” This was the message on my tea bag this morning, tea that I made as I was sitting down to write this blog, how fitting. I was asked to write a blog for Valentine’s Day. It could be about relationships, life after abuse, what is love-the […]