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Kathy Bockelman: Thank you for support

Advocates-Crisis Support Services (ACSS) would like to say "thank you" to all of the organizations and businesses that supported our Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence event held on Oct. 22. The event was a great success which brought awareness to many in our community of the signs to recognize, the ways to prevent and the steps you can take to stop domestic violence. Everyone who attended the event had a very positive response.

ACSS is committed to doing our part to end domestic violence and sexual assault in our community and to supporting the victims of all crimes. We have assisted many in our community who have had personal experience with domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence and stalking crimes. Our shelter is available to provide safety to those seeking refuge from volatile situations. Our Crime Victim Service Advocate assists law enforcement officers with victims of all crime and trauma such as unattended deaths, suicide, fires, car accidents, etc.

ACSS would like to thank the following organizations for the excellent presentations they provided on Oct. 22: Mayor Ray Beck, Gary Gurney from Yampa Valley Psychotherapists, Charity Neal from VNA, Bonnie Robertson from CASA, Cassandra Vigil from Grand Futures, Sherri Ferree from Northwest Colorado Legal Services, Aspen Matthews from Moffat County United Way, Megan Francone from REPS (Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide), Travis Young from Craig Police Department, Ryn Deitz from CNCC, Ray Bade from Colorado State Patrol Dispatch, Dr. Martha (Chris) Young, and Freedom Hooves.

ACSS would like to thank the Clarion Inn & Suites for the donation of their meeting room. We would also like to thank the following businesses for their generous door prize donations: Bargain Barn, Brothers, California Nails, Carelli's Pizza, Changez Salon, Clarion Inn, Fiesta Jalisco, Flower Mine, Gino's Pizzeria, Giving Tree, Health Works, JW Snacks, Kester Jewelry, La Cabana, Mountain Meats, Natural Health Care (Barbara Fix, Kimberly Swenson, Megan Cook, Rita Petersen), Ocean Pearl, OP Bar and Grill, Samuelson's, Sheer Bliss, Spirit Pass, Vallartas, and Village Inn.

ACSS is working hard to make our community a better place in which to live for all individuals and your community-minded support of this important work is greatly appreciated by us and all the victims we serve!

ACSS is currently seeking volunteers to be on-call Advocates. If anyone is interested in becoming an Advocates Volunteer, we are having an informational meeting on Thursday, November 19th from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 970-824-9709. Our Hotline Crisis number is 970-824-2400.

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Kathy Bockelman

ACSS Interim Executive Director

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