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A National Campaign about Sexual Violence, Please!

Today, I had the opportunity to read a very thoughtful article written by Anna Kegler, posted on Huffington Post: Sexual Violence Prevention: It's Time to Go Big.  I highly encourage you to read the article.  It discusses the lack of a national "public service" campaign to prevent sexual violence beyond communties on the internet.  As the other staff people at Transitions can tell you, I enjoy reading (and sharing!) news stories and other media that I see involving domestic violence, sexual assault and other topics that affect our clients.  However, I had never really thought about the fact that there is no national campaign for preventing sexual abuse.  The only media that I have recently seen about domestic violence or sexual abuse is on billboards.  In today's digital world, billboards are not enough.  Perhaps because domestic violence agencies and rape crisis centers are found in most communties, people think there is enough awareness.  Victims have a place to go…

Transitions Providing Free Shoes to Children Through Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids

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[Lewisburg, PA, December 6, 2012] —Transitions, formerly Susquehanna Valley Women in Transition, has been selected as an official partner ofPayless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids, an annual giving program from Payless ShoeSource. Transitions was one of over 1,000charitable agency applicants representing all 50 states in the United States, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries. Transitions will be distributing merchandise certificates for children’s shoes to the families receiving services.
Transitions is a crisis center that provides advocacy, empowerment and education to victims, survivors, families and communities to end patterns of violence and abuse.Transitions serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other serious crimes in Union, Snyder and Northumberland Counties.“We are thrilled to once again partner with Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids to ensure that the children who we help receive a new, properly fitting pair of shoes this holiday season,” Acting …