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News & Events

News and Events

October is, as many know, Breast Cancer Awareness Month; some do not know that it is also, Domestic Violence Awareness month. As October nears, we here at New Choices would like to ask the community to participate in a few small and fun acts of awareness, that will support the fight to end Domestic Violence....

History of Silent Witness Initiative: In 1990, an ad hoc group of women artists and writers, upset about the growing number of women in Minnesota being murdered by their partners or acquaintances, joined together with several other women's organizations to form Arts Action Against Domestic Violence. They felt an urgency to do something that would speak out against the escalating domestic violence in their state, something that would commemorate the lives...

A good portion of the Child Advocates’ work here at New Choices is focused on working with children, not only in shelter but throughout the community of Shelby County. New Choices has a variety of subject matter for grades K-12, that we are willing and prepared to bring to the schools/organizations, in order to educate the students on the National Issues of Domestic Violence, Teen Dating Violence, Stalking, as well as...

How many times have you read a news story about a woman accusing someone of abuse only to scroll down to read the comments? Most likely, nestled among a few well-meaning comments of support, you found a bevy of judgment and shaming directed at the survivor. And, they're coming from both men and women. “This happened years ago and she’s just talking about it now? Sounds like someone needs attention.” “If it...

 

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