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E-Newsletter: February 2024

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

We know that 1 in 3 U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from a romantic partner before becoming adults.

That's why we participate in Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), a month-long effort that focuses on advocacy and education for teens and young adults to stop dating abuse before it starts.

This year’s theme, Love Like That, illuminates what “that” means regarding relationships. No matter how you define "that", it’s important that you’re on the same page with your partner.

Several of our staff members participated in #WearOrange4LoveDay, a day dedicated to wearing orange to spread awareness. Our Gala honorees, CBIZ and Karen Conicelli of the Three Little Angels Foundation, also proudly wore orange to spark conversations within their own homes and networks.

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In partnership with Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, we are also bringing back the Shifting Spaces Art Show! The Shifting Spaces Student Art Contest gives students a platform to spread positive messages that promote healthy relationships, influence their community to value consent, equality, respect, safety, and honesty, and help prevent teen dating violence and sexual assault through art.

We're so grateful to the Middle and High School Students from all across Montgomery County for submitting powerful works of sculpture, digital art, paintings, and so much more! We invite you to join us on Thursday, February 22, at 6:30 PM for the showcase!

Beyond raising awareness for TDVAM, our staff continue to educate themselves to best serve survivors of abuse.

Our Safe Haven Center staff and DART staff at Laurel House recently participated in a training on filing electronic Protection From Abuse orders (PFAs) at the courthouse. We continue to make sure our staff is up-to-date on all the best practices to serve our clients in the county.

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Community Events

At Laurel House, we recognize the importance of a strong community presence in the fight against domestic violence. We're so grateful to be a part of a community that supports survivors in so many ways.

Check out some of these upcoming events in support of Laurel House from some of the amazing businesses and individuals that have joined us in the fight against domestic violence:

We would like to thank the King of Prussia Bahama Breeze for naming Laurel House as the beneficiary of their Top Chef competition again this year!

Join us on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 7:00 PM as chefs from Bahama Breeze compete to create innovative spins on some of their most popular dishes.

Tickets are $50 and includes an appetizer, two drink vouchers, and samples of each new dish and dessert.

To reserve tickets, call 610-491-9822 and ask for take-out.

We are so grateful to partake in the food and competition!

On March 3, the Rachel & Troy Foundation will be hosting their annual Spring Bingo event!

Come out for an afternoon of food, games, a 50/50 and raffles, and a chance to win designer bags!

Tickets are $30 for 20 games. Seating is limited, so register early to guarentee your seat!

To register for the event, click here to download the registration form, fill it out, and send it along with your payment to the address listed.

Albrecht Events will be hosting a celebration of International Women's Day in support of both Laurel House and Caron Treatment Centers, a nonprofit providing life-saving addiction treatment.

On Friday, March 8, 2024, embark on a transformative journey at Terrain Gardens. During this event, guests will be treated to insights about ways to thrive in today's overwhelmingly busy world. The experience will be headlined by keynote speaker, Suzi Lula, renowned Wisdom Teacher, Spiritual Psychologist and author of The Motherhood Evolution.

Attendees are encouraged to bring wish list items for the Laurel House at the event including canned fruit, snacks, clothing, bedding and gift cards.

Click Here to learn more or register!

In the mood for Sunday tea and scones?

Join us and The Hasbrouck Education and Career Center (THECC) for afternoon tea on March 24, 2024, at 2:30 PM!

In celebration of National Women’s Month, THECC will have a guest speaker to feather up words of wisdom and encouragement whilst we feast and sip with pinkies up. All are welcome to partake, but THECC asks that proper smart attire be honored in tradition (think hats, gloves, dresses, slacks, blouses etc).

THECC will also collecting specific donations for Laurel House!

Seats are limited, so we ask that you sign up to reserve your spot by March 17. Click Here to register!

Laurel House is excited to share that The Coffee Closet with Barista Jake and Vinyl Closet Records will be bringing back the SHE4 Music Festival on Sunday, April 28, 2024!

The SHE3 Music Festival is a day-long celebration of music, featuring talented female musicians and singers from Montgomery County. Proceeds from the festival will go to both Laurel House to help benefit our lifesaving programs and services for survivors of domestic violence, and Unite for HER, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting breast cancer and ovarian cancer patients by providing integrative therapies, services, education, resources, and support at no personal cost.

You can find Vinyl Closet Records at 2117 W Main St, Norristown, PA 19403.

Thank You for a Successful Lager Launch!

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us earlier this month for the Laurel House Lager launch! Thanks to your incredible support, you helped us raise over $1,700 to support survivors of domestic violence! We also were blown away by the abundance of Wish List item donations.

We're so grateful to our friends at Ten7 Brewing Company and Breweries In PA for making this collaboration possible. Through this collaboration, we hope to raise awareness about the pervasive nature of domestic violence and empower individuals to intervene when they encounter situations that may jeopardize someone’s safety, whether it be in a bar, workplace, or another setting where intervention can make a life-saving impact.

Be sure to stop by Ten7 before the Laurel House Lager runs out!

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The 2024 Happening List® – Montco’s biggest people’s choice competition – is back!

Laurel House has once again been nominated as one of the top charities in Montgomery County, PA, on Montco Happening's 2024 list! Additionally, Laurel's Loft has once again been nominated as one of the county's top thrift stores!

Will you help name Laurel House the best charity in Montgomery County and/or Laurel's Loft as the best thrift shop in Montgomery County for 2024? Click the buttons below to cast your votes!

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Upcoming Events

Shifting Spaces Art Show

We're bringing back the Shifting Spaces Art Show in 2024!

The Shifting Spaces Art Show is an opportunity to spread positive messaging about healthy relationships and influence friends, family, and more to value respect, safety, and trust in relationships

The showcase will be on Thursday, February 22, 2024. We hope to see you there!

Laurel House 25th Annual Gala: Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets are on sale now for Laurel House's 25th Annual Gala on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 6:00 PM at the Sheraton Valley Forge.

Please join us to LIGHT THE NIGHT FOR HOPE & HEALING while learning more about the mission of Laurel House.

We will be honoring CBIZ, Inc. and Dominic and Karen Conicelli, The Three Little Angels Foundation.

We are also looking for auction items!

If you have a business and would like to donate an item or experience, click here. Alternatively, you can check out our Amazon wish list of potential Gala auction items here!

Click Here to buy your tickets today!

Registration is Open for Walk A Mile 2024!

Registration is officially open! Join us on May 4, 2024, for our Annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes® Event on Pfizer’s Collegeville Campus.

We are excited to welcome back our friend, and event emcee Preston Elliott from WMMR's Preston & Steve!

Proceeds from the event will go directly to support Laurel House’s domestic violence shelter and supportive services. Each year, Laurel House provides life-saving services to over 1,700 individuals in our community who are impacted by domestic violence.

Click Here to sign up to walk, sponsor the event, or support a team this year!

Save the Date: Drag Show Bingo 2024

Join us at IBEW Local 98 for Drag Show Bingo on June 22, 2024! Drag Show Bingo is a day of Bingo, raffles, and live performances from some of Montgomery County’s fabulous performers.

We will be hosting two shows in the afternoon and evening, at 1 PM and 7 PM.

Tickets go on sale April 15! Stay tuned for more information.

Laurel House provides services to anyone impacted by domestic violence and abuse. If you, or someone you know, is being impacted by domestic abuse, call Laurel House's confidential, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-642-3150 or text "HOPE" to 85511.

Not sure if you're experiencing abuse? You can still call. We're here for you.

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