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FRC & Friends RISE for JUSTICE

Virgin Islands, U.S. > St. Thomas, Charlotte Amalie > Post Office Square > 2014-02-14 > 12:00 pm

About The Event

The FRC Team and Friends will be presenting a Special Valentines Day (V-Day) Presentation at NOON. We want to provide you with a memorable experience from our Hearts to Yours. This event will last about 20 minutes, so get there on time so you won't miss it. We ask you to encourage your friends, family members, and colleagues to come and witness this SPECIAL V-Day Gift for the 2nd Annual V-Day 1BR Presentation. The video of last years event is included below. All we want is Your Presence. AIM: On a daily basis we witness or learn of violence against women and families in my community. Often the Victim is Re-Victimized by not receiving needed services. The services are limited because of several factors including lack of empathy, limited legislation/jurisdiction, lack of support for accessibility and lack of funding. I have the pleasure of working with the knowledgeable, tireless, dedicated FRC Team. Our service area encompasses St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island of the United States Virgin Islands. Our area is inhabited by persons from many nations of the world and of varying socio-economic standing. Our aim is that with this “Valentines Gift” to our community in participation in 1BR, that we affect change and improvement in our Justice processes, for the sake of current and any future victims. We know that that is the desire of our Board, Staff and Past Victims of crime. Our agency, Family Resource Center and the Friends of FRC are thrilled to present a Flashmob as we Rise & Dance for Justice. Our Motto Remains: “Break the Silence, STOP Family Violence”

About The Organization

Family Resource Center, STT/STJ/WI

Family Resource Center (FRC) has been providing services to victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and other Violent Crimes for over 32 years. We serve from offices in St. Thomas and St. John. Our centerpiece is our Alice Hamilton Safehouse, housing up to twenty victims at a time. We also offer a 24 hour hotline, (340) 776-STOP (7867) and crisis responders, our VIVA's (Virgin Islands Victim Advocates). These trained volunteers respond to victims needs after our main offices are closed, during weekends and holidays.
We take pride in the work that we do, and it is evident to our victims, partners, neighbors and supporters.
Our services include:
Education and Outreach - taking the message of non-violent and healthy relationships to schools, civic organizations, churches and at community events.
Counseling - providing counseling at no charge to victims of crime; individual or group
Intervention - providing Parenting Classes, Adolescent sessions, Rights of Passage for Boys, Rights of Passage of Girls, Men Terminating Violence (Batterer's Intervention), Women of Worth on two islands, and Women Anger Management (Batterer's Intervention)
Safety - provide emergency Safehouse services with wrap around services; Transition housing in 2015.
Court and Legal Advocacy - attend weekly family court proceedings to include translation and expert testimony; assist in immigration matters for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
Clothing / Food - provision of clothing and food for victims of crime through our "Second Chance Boutique", CeCe's Closet on Bunker Hill. Victims select clothing appropriate for court, job seeking, employment or to fill a need. Victims also can receive food, toiletry and household items to assist with transition.
Legislation – FRC Executive Director engages with lawmakers for vital issues affecting victims of crime and for penalties that work. This is done by generating proposals to our Senators and testifying at hearings.

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Vivian S.

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