Transportation: A Vital Role In Safety

Violence. Fear. Panic… the dangerous realities women, men and children face when fleeing abusive relationships. In many cases, the only time to flee is when the abuser is not home – opportunities that often arise late at night or early in the morning when there is no public transportation. In cases such as these, Women’s Center-Youth and Family Services provides fleeing victims with transportation to the refuge and safety of a shelter.

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What does Domestic Violence mean?

What does Domestic Violence mean: violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of spouse or partner. This is the definition from Oxford Languages. But what does it mean to someone in the midst of the storm?

To a child, that could mean the way a mommy and daddy love each other; to a neighbor, it could just be the way they fight. To family, it is always how those two act.

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Healthy Relationships Coloring Activity

As part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month we bring you our Healthy Relationship Coloring Activity!

Show us your masterpiece! Post a picture on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and/or TikTok of your finish work, tag us @WCYFS and use the hashtags #WCYFS #HealthyRelationship #ColoringActivity. You can also send your pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be featured on our social media pages! 

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Sexual Assault, a Pervasive Issue

As this new year quickly unfolds, the month of April brings into focus a form of violence that continues to rip apart the lives of children, individuals, and families across the world: sexual assault. Many people find this topic uncomfortable to talk about, but it is within this silence that allows this pervasive issue to continue wreaking havoc in our homes and communities. Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) provides an opportunity to educate our communities on this epidemic and invite them to play an active role in the ongoing prevention efforts to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe.

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