CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) The Advocates to End Domestic Violence in Carson City has submitted plans to build a resource center near its thrift store on Gordon Street. It'll be a 6,500 square foot facility with counseling and training rooms, a playground and indoor area for children and more. This will serve as a safe space for survivors of physical or sexual abuse, a crisis that our area sees far too often.
“A lot of it's that we're transients, a lot of it's the economy, a lot of it is people that are at odds that live here. But until we find a solution to change human nature, we are going to have a need for crisis call lines, and shelters and emergency shelters and for people to step up and help when they don't have any other options,” Executive Director Lisa Lee explains.
As an Amazon customer, you can log in through Amazon Smile and select Advocates to End Domestic Violence as your agency of choice. Half a percent of every purchase you make, goes right to the organization to help fund supplies and other needs for the new resource center. It costs you nothing since you're already shopping.
The nonprofit is also spreading the word about February being National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. You're urged to participate in “Wear Orange for Love Day on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020.
This month, organizers are visiting northern Nevada schools, discussing the signs and signals of unhealthy relationships, especially for young people who are new to dating.
For anyone involved in a toxic relationship, you can call the 24-hour hotline at 775-883-7654. If you'd like to schedule a teen dating violence presentation, call 775-883-7654 and ask for Traci.
To learn more about the organization, click here.
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