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What it Means to be Aware

This February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and me, along with everybody else at A Woman’s Place, whether it be staff members or fellow volunteers, consider this special month a time to raise awareness in our community and, more importantly, to be aware ourselves. Awareness is something that everyone has within them, but not…
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The Importance of Educating Teens

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which calls for action in educating teens and adolescents on what healthy relationships are, as well as how to recognize and react to unhealthy relationships. According to a 2011 CDC nationwide survey, it was found that 23% of females and 14% of males who experienced rape, physical…
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Once a Week, Once in a Lifetime

When I first set foot in the AWP Emergency Shelter in mid-June this past summer, I did not know what to expect. What would I be doing there? Would the clients like me? Would I enjoy this opportunity? And as I have been a volunteer there for almost five months now, I realize, with such…
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Your First Love

By glancing at the title, you might assume that this will be about someone’s first boyfriend or girlfriend. But I am talking about a different kind of love, a love that has been forgotten, or in some cases never known. I’m talking about a love that has increasingly lost its significance over time, yet, ironically,…
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Finding Empowerment

Great job to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Race to Empower 5K or 1-Mile Fun Walk at Buckingham Friends School (BFS) in Lahaska! It was a new location/partnership for the event this year and a huge success; everyone at A Woman’s Place (AWP) and BFS greatly appreciates your participation and hopes you had a great time!…
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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

Domestic violence is a serious issue that is unfortunately prevalent throughout the world. As a way to continue the fight against this form of abuse, the organization known as FUTURES has sponsored Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (HCADV). This nationally recognized day takes place on the second Wednesday of October (this year on October…
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International Youth Day (August 12, 2015)

My name is Carole-Ann Filiatreault, and I have been a volunteer at A Woman’s Place (AWP) for about two years now. It was back in 11th grade when my passion for helping women and my feminist side really started shinning. I had joined a club at school called “Girl Up” which taught me how important…
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Friendship

This Sunday is National Friendship Day. It began as a Hallmark Holiday, but we rarely give or receive appreciation cards from friends. Nowadays we post a picture with our best friends on Instagram, with the hash tag #NationalFriendshipDay. Either way, today we should think, “What does friendship mean to me, and where would I be…
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A Case of {Marvelous} Mondays

Most people dread Mondays.  Back to work, back to school, back to the grind…and right back where you started 7 days earlier, with 5 whole days standing between you and the weekend.  I used to be one of those people (ok, and sometimes still am).  But since June of 2012 my Mondays have been just a…
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Put Down Your Phone

We’ve all done it. We’re supposed to be eating lunch with a friend, supposed to be listening in class, supposed to be driving and what are we doing? We’re on our cell phones. As much as most of us would love to deny it, our cell phones have made us ruder and less aware of…
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