3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ® 2015

Mwamark your calendars for Thursday, October 1st!  We will be hosting our 3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ® which is sponsored by Farmers National Bank and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Did you know that 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime? That every TWO minutes someone is sexually assaulted? Domestic and sexual violence does not just affect women. It affects the men who care about them, their families, their friends, their coworkers, and their communities. Get your heels on and show your support!

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  • What: It’s a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event – a one mile walk where we want everyone – men, women, children to walk a mile to support survivors in our community. 
  • We are asking MEN to walk in women’s shoes! (Bring your own if you can – we will have some shoes on hand the day of the event in varying sizes.)
  • When: Thursday, October 1, 2015. Registration is from 5 – 6. The walk will begin at 6. 
  • Where: University of Mount Union – the parking lot on the corner of State and Rockhill. (Near the UMU Football Field, across from Enterprise, Doug’s, etc.)
  • Who: You! This event is open to everyone! Walk as an individual or as part of a team, raising funds to support your walk. 
  • How to register: Registration information to be announced soon!

Allstate Grant

The Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter is enjoying another successful year of Allstate Foundation funding for the shelter’s Economic Empowerment Program. The program offers financial literacy classes, a matched saving program, and financial case management to victims of domestic violence.

Financial literacy classes focus on the basics of financial abuse, including creating and adhering to a budget, the importance of credit scores and how to repair bad credit, and the dangers of identity theft.

Once class time is complete, participants are encouraged to enroll in personalized financial case management meetings to set goals, get assistance to plan a budget, and begin working on fixing any credit problems. The Economic Empowerment Program also allows domestic violence survivors an opportunity to save money and have their contribution matched by funding from the Allstate Foundation.

By educating survivors on how to control and manage their own expenses and finances, they will be better able to protect themselves from financial abuse in the future.

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Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter (A.A.D.V.S) Hosts 6th Annual Charity Poker Run

11390050_10153315156970180_5353910186722859162_nThe Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter will host its 6th Annual Charity Poker Run on June 13th starting at Rey’s Bar & Grill located at 2109 West State Street Alliance, Ohio 44601. There will be food, live music, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. The event cost is $20 for a single rider and $30 for a double rider. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. The first bike out will be at 11:00 a.m., last bike out will be at 12:00 p.m. and the last bike in will be at 5:00 p.m. Rey’s Bar and Grill and the V-Twin Cruisers Motorcycle Club of Ohio have signed on as sponsors for this year’s event.

“This event helps raise necessary to funds to keep the shelter running,” said Executive Director Kimberly D. Stanley. “We are thrilled to put on this event every year as it has become another way to get the community involved, educated and having a good time.”

The riders will begin their journey at Rey’s Bar and Grill in Alliance for registration. They will also be making stops at Atwood Dock Marina and Grill, Normandy Inn, Marks Landing and BB Rooners. If you cannot attend the ride you can still join the Poker Run for dinner at a cost of $10.

“We are so happy to have these fine area businesses supporting our cause and allowing us to rev our engines for a great organization,” said President of the A.A.D.V.S. Board of Trustees Tim Williams.

The Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter (A.A.D.V.S) empowers and assists survivors of verbal, emotional, financial, sexual, and physical abuse by providing education, resources, emergency shelter and transitional support services. The shelter has operated in the Carnation City since 1979. The shelter can be contacted by calling (330) 823-7223 and donations can be sent to P.O. Box 3622 Alliance, Ohio 44601.

In Need of Supplies for the Shelter!

We are low on supplies! Are you able to help us out? We are in need of: garbage bags (30+ gallon and 13 gallon), paper towels, diapers (sizes 5 & 6), baby wipes, cleaning supplies (disinfectant spray/wipes, floor cleaner, toilet/bathroom cleaner), liquid dish soap, and latex gloves. If you can help us out, please let us know. We appreciate the support of the community! Questions? Call 330.823.7223 (pictures below are just examples).

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Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter (A.A.D.V.S) Hosts Successful 10th Annual Hope for Healing


20802_10153219860745180_8516443129792560708_nAlliance, Ohio (03/29/2015) – The Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter celebrated the 10th Annual Hope for Healing fundraiser on April 25th at Courtney’s Banquet Center located at 981 East State Street Alliance, Ohio 44601. There was a sit down dinner, live music by Lady Face, a basket raffle, a 50/50 raffle as well as live and silent auctions. The event cost was $40. The keynote speaker ofthe evening was Lawyer Erin Stone of theCuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office. The event started at 5:00 p.m.

“Last year we celebrated 35 years as an organization and now in 2015 we reach a new milestone of 10 years for Hope for Healing,” said Executive Director Kimberly D. Stanley. “We are thrilled to put on this event every year as it has become another way to educate the community on the issue of domestic violence.”

To make a mark for the decade long fundraiser, the shelter had sponsors for the very first time. The event sponsors include Barnett Insurance, Grange Insurance, the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (S.A.R.T.A.) and Carter’s Copy Center.

“We are so happy to have these fine Stark County partners sponsor our 10th Annual Hope for Healing. It is wonderful to have their support as we work to help survivors and ultimately put an end to domestic violence,” said Chair of the Fundraising Committee Dr. Debra Lehrer.

There are many giving businesses and individuals who have made contributions to the event this year. Silent auction items include massages, gift certificates and other items from local businesses. One of the live auction features was “A Night in Cleveland”. The package includes two tickets to a Severance Hall performance of the Cleveland Orchestra, a dinner for two at the Severance Restaurant and a one-night hotel stay at the Metropolitan at the 9.

“Simply saying thank you to the staff, board, sponsors and the Alliance and Stark County communities would never be enough,” said Stanley. “We truly appreciate the generosity of everyone who has a part in this event.”

The Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter (A.A.D.V.S) empowers and assists survivors of verbal, emotional, financial, sexual, and physical abuse by providing education, resources, emergency shelter and transitional support services. The shelter has operated in the Carnation City since 1979. The shelter can be contacted by calling (330) 823-7223 and donations can be sent to P.O. Box 3622 Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Welcome to our new website!

We hope you enjoy our redesigned site. Please show your support and make a donation to the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter (just to make sure the link works, of course…) :).

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With the help of funding from the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio’s Community Connection program, the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter was able to undertake a multi-media teen dating violence prevention project.

The program was established to help educate teens on the dangers of dating violence and how to better identify it when it’s happening. The overall goal was to teach students how to uphold positive relationship values and to attempt to change the way teens and the community at large thinks about teen dating violence.

The multi-media campaign included billboards and a new/updated website. Printed materials were shown to students in Alliance and surrounding schools. Broadcast arts students from Alliance High School also created information video public service announcements on teen dating violence. These videos portrayed what dating violence can look like and how it can negatively affect the people who are in abusive relationships.

The project concluded with a red carpet premiere event where students were given awards for Best PSA, Best Visual Effects, Best Acting and Most Educational. “The hope is that the combination of multi-media publicity material will catch the attention of not only teens, but members of the community,” Executive Director, Kim Stanley, said. “With the assistance of this funding from HealthPath, we’re working to change the way people think about teen dating violence.”

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