E-Newsletter: February 2022
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Did you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM)?

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) is a month-long campaign dedicated to raising awareness about teen dating abuse. This year's TDVAM theme is Talk About It. This year's theme is a call to action for young people, and those who support them, to engage in meaningful conversations about healthy relationships and navigate behaviors that may be unhealthy or even abusive.

Every young person has their own valuable and unique story. Youth want and deserve to be their authentic selves and have the right to information and support when it comes to dating abuse.
We're spending TDVAM spreading awareness and inviting our followers on social media to participate in discussions surrounding teen dating violence and sharing statistics. Our community educators have been busy visiting local middle and high schools to teach students the basics of domestic violence. Since the start of the new year, they have reached 459 students. On February 8th, Laurel House staff participated in Wear Orange Day to further bring awareness to teen dating violence.

Click Here for more information on TDVAM!
Nicole's Place Has Moved!
Nicole's Place has relocated to the campus of Gloria Dei Church!

This new space provides more room for counseling and case management, as well as additional flexible space for group counseling, community meetings, trainings, and more! Nicole's Place will continue to bring the critical epidemic of domestic violence out of the shadows, to increase public awareness about abuse, and to provide a welcoming, easily accessible gathering space for survivors and community members alike in the Huntingdon Valley area.

Nicole's Place's telephone number and office hours remain the same.
Become a Recurring Donor!
Making a recurring donation is one of the easiest and most effective ways to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those we serve.

A recurring donor is someone who donates to a nonprofit on a consistent basis, most often monthly. Recurring gifts make a difference month after month and allow Laurel House to focus on fulfilling our clients’ immediate needs and beyond.

Why become a recurring donor?
  • Recurring giving makes it easy to fit charitable giving into your monthly budget
  • Recurring donations are sustainable, allowing Laurel House to take long-term approaches to various situations, thanks to a stable source of funding
  • Consistent source of funding plus fewer asks throughout the year equals more time for updates, outreach, and more

Click Here to become a recurring donor today! For more information, click here or contact Eryn Finnegan.
Laurel House Partners with CHOP
We are excited to share our new partnership with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)!

Laurel House's medical advocate is set up with CHOP's new King of Prussia location to be able to provide in-person emergency domestic violence response as needed. If a call comes in overnight or when our advocate is unavailable, their staff will be set up to call an on-call DART advocate.

For any questions about this partnership or our medical advocacy program, contact Anna Lower.
Laurel House is Hiring!
Laurel House is currently hiring for the following positions:
• Family Advocate

Click on the name of each position for a complete job description. To learn more about the Family Advocate position, or to apply, contact Barbara Warliga.
Upcoming Events
Kendra Scott Gives Back to Laurel House
Shop at Kendra Scott March 5 - 8 to support Laurel House!

Kendra Scott’s Ardmore and King of Prussia locations will be hosting a Kendra Gives Back sale for Laurel House to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Click Here for more information!
Save the Date: Walk a Mile 2022
Laurel House's Walk a Mile event is going hybrid in 2022!

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® is the International Men’s March Against Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. Our event will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Proceeds from the event will go directly to support Laurel House’s domestic violence shelter and supportive services.

Please note: while Walk A Mile is currently being planned as a hybrid event, it may switch to a fully virtual event depending on the status of COVID.
Save the Date: Laurel House Virtual Gala
Join us on Thursday, May 12, 2022, for our first ever virtual gala!

After careful consideration, Laurel House decided to transition our gala into a fully virtual event due to continued concerns surrounding COVID-19.

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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