1 Billion Rising Events

Dance Against Violence

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About The Event

We will be handing out Valentine’s Day cards to local schools and organizations encouraging them to join us in rising against violence and to dance for respect. What we want is for everyone to Dance or Rise for the awareness of violence and the One Billion Rising For Justice event and then take a photo of the group doing it. Once you have the photo you will then "Like" the Center for Prevention of Abuse on Facebook and then upload the picture and tag us in it. We are going to compile all of these, from all the groups in the area, and then put them together for the worldwide campaign. The valentines cards will state all of this as well, asking for others to get involved and tag photos too. If your group would like to help out, and we really hope that they will, we will bring you Valentine’s Cards to distribute. We plan on promoting this on TV/Facebook/Newspapers, etc... so this is going to have some press around it. Have fun and Dance Against Violence!!

About The Organization

The Center for Prevention of Abuse

The Center for Prevention of Abuse is the only agency in the state of Illinois to provide combined, comprehensive services to women, men and children....of all ages....who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, or elder abuse. As of July, 2013, The Center also provides Adult Protective Services to disabled individuals, between the ages of 18-59, who have been affected by abuse. Additionally, The Center provides school based prevention education to over 20,000 area students annually, with programs on body safety, anti-bullying, conflict resolution, and healthy relationships.

The Center has two domestic violence shelters in Peoria and Pekin, offices in the Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford County Courthouses to assist with Orders of Protection, and abuser re-education classes are offered in the East Peoria office. Medical advocates are available 24/7 to respond to victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence who obtain medical treatment in the emergency departments of area hospitals.

Annually, over 5,000 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and elder abuse seek safety and support at The Center for Prevention of Abuse, at no cost to the victim.

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