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ARTS BUILD COMMUNITIES GRANT FOR THESE HANDS – HOPE AND HEALING PROJECT TO SHOWCASE DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVORS

Rutherford County, Tenn. Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center was awarded a $2,000 grant from Tennessee Arts Commission and Arts Build Communities (ABC) for “These Hands – Hope and Healing,” a photographic journal project that showcases domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. The Tennessee Arts Commission’s mission is to cultivate the arts for the benefit […]

HELP TAKE “THE SUCK” OUT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT

Dr. Elizabeth LaRoche will be participating in the grueling 8th Annual Swim the Suck 10-mile open water swim through the Tennessee River Gorge hosted by the Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers (C.O.W.S) and Outdoor Chattanooga on Saturday, October 14, 2017.   Dedicated husband, John Murray, will be her trusted Pilot and will be kayaking alongside to provide […]

COMMON MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS

SURROUNDING THE AFTERMATH OF SEXUAL ASSAULT  The aftermath of sexual assault is difficult to navigate and when sexual violence myths are added to the mix, it can make survivors doubt themselves and their own realities. Misconceptions circulate about what sexual assault is and why it occurs; these beliefs can gravely affect survivors. Unfortunately, misinformation and […]

GRANT AWARDED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM & SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES BY THE HEALING TRUST

Rutherford County, Tenn. Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services was awarded a grant from The Healing Trust, whose purpose is to facilitate access to compassionate healthcare services for the most vulnerable people in Middle Tennessee. The Healing Trust awarded funds totaling an astounding $1 million plus in its most recent grant cycle. Recipients of […]

INTERVIEW WITH MYRA BEASLEY, SPECIAL COURT ADVOCATE & LEGAL SUPERVISOR

KARA MISCHKE, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER: Good morning, Myra! Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions regarding the legal services Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services offers. Can you tell me a little bit about your position and what you do here? MYRA BEASLEY, SPECIAL COURT ADVOCATE: I am the Special […]

THE BIG PAYBACK IS HERE – TODAY, MAY 3RD, ONLY!

Celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity, and support our agency, Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services, today May 3rd during the #BigPayback. The Big Payback is a 24 hour online giving event, created to highlight the important work non-profits do in our community and to help raise much needed funding. DONATE NOW Common Questions Is […]

PULL OUT YOUR BEST DENIM, TOMORROW IS NATIONAL DENIM DAY!

“Make a social statement with your fashion  statement. Wear denim on April 26th!” Stand with your community and survivors of sexual assault tomorrow by wearing denim. What’s denim got to do with sexual assault awareness? The nationally recognized day stems from a rape case in Italy in the 1990’s. For the past 18 years Peace […]