POKER RUN SET FOR JUNE 9TH. SLY FOX AND OUR SHELTER WILL TEAM TOGETHER. SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED CALL 304.428.2333
The Sly Fox will team with our Shelter for this event. Area businesses will be asked to donate prizes for the silent auction. if you can help call 1.304.428.2333. Sly Fox will supply hot dogs and hamburgers, and the Shelter will provide covered dishes! You have no idea folks how good the cooks are at our Domestic Violence Shelter, but we honestly hope you'll never know.
WE SALUTE THE BRAVE, THE BOLD AND THE CARING
Everyone that has ever worn the badge, or had a family member who wears one, knows that the ultimate sacrifice might be asked of them. We know that in an instant, any assignment can turn into danger .. then death .. then unending sorrow. Our Shelter serves 8 counties and we salute ALL law enforcement agencies for protecting the rights of abused women, men and children. Thank you and God Bless you for what you do.
A JOB OPENING AT OUR SHELTER
High School graduate or GED required. College classes in child development preferred. Good written and verbal communication skills; basic computer skills required. Ability to work unsupervised or as a team. Must successfully pass background check and drug test. This position oversees child/parent visits and exchanges. If interested, please contact Family Crisis Intervention Center of Region V, Inc., Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 695, Parkersburg, WV 26102
“Life will never be perfect, no matter how hard you try. Even if you pour your heart and soul into it, you will never have that perfection you seek. There will always be broken hearts, there will always be days where nothing goes right. But you must accept and learn that even the most imperfect things will always be made better with love and laughter. “
THE 2013 PURPLE RIBBON REMEMBRANCE BREAKFAST
WE HONORED POSTHUMOUSLY 32 WEST VIRGINIANS
KILLED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN 2012
HELP ME WITH A BLUEGRASS/GOSPEL FUNDRAISER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS
1) The fundraiser is for the Domestic Violence Shelter (FCIC) in Parkersburg.
2) I would like to have it at The Point in Parkersburg. Can we get it FREE? Can we secure a date July thru September?
3) We are thinking about a Bluegrass and Gospel Concert.
4) We would need people who will take on the task of doing things like finding us lights, musicians, bands, publicity, selling tickets, taking donations,calling sponsors.
6) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bless you for having the energy to help a cause that shelters in an 8 county area on an average of 250 women, children and men every month, in a state (WV) where 32 deaths occured in 2012 to Domestic Violence.
Chuck Martin, Board Member FCIC
A GROUP FORMED TO HELP AND SUPPORT OUR SHELTER AND TO FURTHER SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE DIED DUE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
We are a sincere and dedicated group of women, children and men pledged to ending Domestic Violence by supporting the Domestic Violence Shelter in Parkersburg. We will do this by raising funds, volunteering and helping in any way this shelter that houses victims from 8 West Virginia Counties.
Visst us on Facebook. Tell us what you will pledge when you "Like" us.
WARNING: DO NOT LIKE, FRIEND OR SHARE WITH US UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO WORK IN SOME WAY TO HELP THE FAMILY CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTER.
FRIS AWARDS FCIC $20K GRANT TO EXPAND SERVICES TO SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS
The West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (FRIS) is West Virginia's state sexual assault coalition. Established in 1982 and comprised of the state's nine rape crisis centers, FRIS works with all allied professionals to strengthen services and develop intervention and prevention programs to address sexual violence, stalking, and dating violence.
Their vision is to eliminate sexual violence and stalking and to alleviate the suffering of those who have been victimized. The mission is to promote the compassionate and just treatment of survivors and their loved ones; foster collaborative relationships; and create attitudinal and behavioral changes around sexual violence and stalking through education, victim services, and social change.
HOME DEPOT TO THE RESCUE .. AGAIN!
Our Dom Vio Center applied to Home Depot to rebuild our picnic shelter and re-roof our storage buildings. The amount approved $1,700. Thanks HOME DEPOT!!!
POKER RUN SET FOR JUNE 9TH. SLY FOX AND OUR SHELTER WILL TEAM TOGETHER. SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED CALL 304.428.2333
The Sly Fox will team with our Shelter for this event. Area businesses will be asked to donate prizes for the silent auction. if you can help call 1.304.428.2333. Sly Fox will supply hot dogs and hamburgers, and the Shelter will provide covered dishes (With food in them). Duh! You have no idea folks how good the cooks are at our Domestic Violence Shelter, but we honestly hope you'll never know.
WASHER / DRYER COMBOS NEEDED
Here's a chance for an appliance dealer to step up and say, "I have a combo for you". The washers and dryers run almost 24/7 at our Domestic Violence Shelter. We are looking for a donation of two washers and 2 dryers.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR LUGGAGE .. YOU KNOW, OLD SUITCASES YOU DON'T USE ANYMORE
These can really come in handy at the shelter. Sometimes with limited space, suitcases make great storage for our domestic violence guests. You can give us a call at 1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333. The Lion's Club of Parkersburg Outreach Program is also looking to help us out with this project.
DO YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE A 2,500 TO 3,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO OUR SHELTER? WE WOULD LOVE ONE WITH A BASEMENT ALSO. ONE THE FIRE MARSHALL WOULD GIVE HIS OKIE DOKIE TOO. WISHFUL THINKING? WHO KNOWS.
Wow. What a nice gift that would be. You never know .. and it never hurts to ask. Benevolent hearts sometimes just love to give.
Why do we need it? We would like to House Kid's First program in this type of facility. Call at 1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333.
"I am excited to help my Safe Haven to survive and thrive, the same way this haven of hope helped me become the survivor I am today!" God Bless all of you! ~Celena Roby
WE ARE NOW LinkedIn
We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and -- in spite of True Romance magazines -- we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely -- at least, not all the time -- but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.
~Hunter S. Thompson
"In my darkest hour both broken and bruised I didn't know how I would cope or heal. I found a place of hope and encouragement, and I found it within the walls of the FCIC. It was there I recovered and gained strength, and they gave me the greatest gift of all...a helping hand at obtaining my independence and freedom. May god bless this wonderful haven, and those who reside and work within it."
~Celena Roby, Author of Celena's Law
It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence... and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect.
I AM ME, AND I AM OKAY!
I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me.
Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it.
I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.
Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts.
I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me.
If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded.
I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.
I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me.
I am me, and I am Okay.
ARE YOU ONE IN EVERY FOUR?
One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. Almost one-third of female homicide victims that are reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner.
1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333.
FUNDING FOR OUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER.
WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
These days we depend on you!
Most funding for Women's Shelters in the United States come from the Federal Government, at about an average of forty to fifty percent in 2010. These grants are administered through the Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health and Human Services. Many states have cut their funds for women's shelters. In 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger of California cut all state funding to domestic violence programs. In late 2011 Washington governor Christine Gregoire released a budget proposal stripping all state funding for domestic violence and women's shelters across Washington State.
These types of budget cuts caused several women's shelters to close their doors, leaving women with no safe haven to escape violence. Local communities are now also taking it upon themselves to create a safe place for domestic violence refugees.
This is our "fall short" time of the year. Domestic Violence does not stop because we are short of funds. Help us make up the difference. Donate today!
FCIC, PO Box 695, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or call 1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333.
DONATIONS KEEP COMING IN
Our Kid's First program is receiving $3,000 from the City of Vienna.
Our Jackson County Program (We serve 8 counties) is receiving $5,000 from the County Commissioners.
Rotary Club delivered a Nice Donation. Grant Funds from Home Depot to fix our roof. We need a donor for a Shelter Gate in the back yard. Thank you all!!!
THE MARCH REPORT ON SHELTER NIGHTS
137 ADULT SHELTER NIGHTS
157 CHILD SHELTER NIGHTS
66 NEW ADULTS - 9 NEW CHILDREN
55 CONTINUING ADULTS - 44 CHILDREN
MARCH TOTALS: 174 FEMALES / 64 MALES
TO DONATE: FCIC, PO Box 695, Parkersburg, WV 26101
HOW DO I LOVE YOU?
I ask myself why, and in that same breath as I watch you, I get my answer. It’s everything about you; that teasing smile, that warm scent. It’s the curve of your arms, the tousle of your hair, the deepness of your voice that I can, and do, get lost in. It’s just everything about you. But more than that, it’s everything about me. It’s everything about the way you make me laugh, cry, smile, and hurt. It’s everything about the way you make me feel. And that’s everything that I cannot, and would not, want to let go of.
HELPING YOU TO SURVIVE
If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness, don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action.
Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes; because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart.. where your hope lives. You’ll find you’re way again.
The FCIC cares about you, cares for you, comforts you, gives you shelter, clothing and the life you long for, and we're just a phone call away. Our 24 hour hot line: 1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333.
“You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith….”
ASKING FOR HELP
The only time we have a right to seek help as a non-profit, is when we feel we have done the job we set out to do when the by-laws of the Center were filed. Since 1977 we have been doing the job with honor and dignity. The testimonials abound. The results ... heart warming. The devotion ... intense.
Your donation will put a mother at ease, build a womans self esteem, help a child sleep with out fear and protect a mans dignity.
Domestic Violence does not discriminate. It is an equal opportunity destroyer.
To donate time or money call 1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333.
Each individual has a 'principled core' within his or her being, that can never be negotiated out.
~Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996)
Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.
~John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667
We challenge the culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid.
"They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them."