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Thanks: Domestic Violence Awareness Month thanks

November 09, 2001

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when local organizations around the nation join together to promote greater awareness about the epidemic of domestic violence. During this month the Center for Family Solutions had various events to educate the public on the seriousness of domestic violence and the prevalence of this epidemic in our lives.

On Oct. 11 we had our fourth annual candlelight vigil/carne asada dinner honoring victims, survivors and families of domestic violence.

On Oct. 13 we we had family violence training for professionals.

On Oct. 18 we had a dramatic play titled "I Got Flowers," six dramatic scenarios inspired by the poem "I Got Flowers" depicting the progression of family violence.

On behalf of the women, men and their children who seek our help, Center for Family Solutions staff and board of directors, I would like to thank the following organizations that helped promote our domestic violence awareness event and for their continued support in bringing awareness to the community on the serious issues concerning domestic and family violence.

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Imperial Valley Press, Seminario Adelante Valle, KYMA 11 NBC, KUBO Radio Biling├╝e KSIQ 96, El Independiente and Channel 66 of Mexicali. The honorable judges Raymond Cota, Donal Donnelly and Chris Yeager. Family Violence Task Force, Imperial County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Imperial County Public Health Department and California Department of Health Services Family Violence Implementation Project, Cheryl Alford, Valley Pawn Shop, Fiesta Mexican Foods, Smart & Final, Cuqui's Restaurant, La Salsas Restaurant, Kennedy's Market, AmeriCorps, Pilot Club of El Centro, Arlyn Duval and all organizations who we may have unintentionally neglected to mention.

We are very grateful for your support and contribution to our organization and October Domestic Violence Awareness Month events. Thank you!

BARBARA M. SHAVER, Ph.D.

Executive director

Center for Family Solutions

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