The White Haven Lions Club recently made a $1,000 donation to the Victims Resource Center. The donation was made in memory of Rebecca Renninger, a victim of domestic violence homicide.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and purple is the color of domestic violence awareness. JOIN US on October 19, 2017 for #PurpleThursday!
Victims Resource Center presents hundreds of Child Safety programs each year to children in pre-school through second grades. These programs empower children to say “No!” to inappropriate touches and to tell an adult if someone tries to touch them in a way that makes them uncomfortable.
While these programs are important, they are not enough. We recognize that adults must take responsibility for protecting children and preventing child sexual abuse. To help parents develop skills to prevent abuse, Victims Resource Center is collaborating with the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department to offer Parents in the Know.
Three Victims Resource Center staff members were recognized at our annual meeting for 15 and 35 years of service.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is a time to call attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in this community. Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment harm our community, and statistics show one in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives.