Category Archives: Events

Navigating the Complexities of Domestic Violence

Family Abuse Center is hosting their Annual Domestic Violence Conference on October 30, 2015. This all day training will be held at the Baylor Law School, 1114 S. University Parks Dr., Waco. Legal and Criminal Justice professionals as well as Social Work professionals are encouraged to attend and receive continuing education credit. Check in begins at 8:00 am.  For ticket purchasing and more information, please click the below, or call Family Abuse Center at 254.772.8999.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-the-complexities-of-domestic-violence-tickets-18456192970

Domestic Violence and the Church Workshop

When:

9:00-11:00 am on Saturday, June 21, 2014

Where:

First Baptist Church of Marlin

Who:

For pastors, church staff, or church leaders in Falls and McLennan counties

What:

A free workshop covering the basics of domestic violence as well as ways churches and pastors can help eliminate family violence in their communities. The workshop is put on by the Family Abuse Center. Presenter will be Micah Titterington, M.Div.
Topics include:

  • What is Domestic Violence?
  • Understanding Our Preconceptions about Domestic Violence
  • Abuse of Faith
  • How Church Leaders and Congregations Can Help
  • Understanding Local Domestic Violence Resources
Registration:

To register, send an email to Micah at micah.titterington@familyabusecenter.org by June 18 with the following information:

  • Name
  • Church and Town
  • Position in church
  • Phone #
  • Email address

The New Playground is a Reality

IMG_0224More than 256 volunteers joined Family Abuse Center staff to build a playground in one day.  KaBoom organized the event and Blue Cross Blue Shield paid for the playground equipment.  It was a true festive occasion that even the cold could not dampen.  The DJ played upbeat music.  Blanek’s Catering provided the lunch and many other businesses donated food.  We all ate well and stayed warm working hard.

Tomorrow December 18, 2013 will be play day.  It will be the first day that our kids actually get to climb and swing on the playground.  They can’t wait.  There are no words adequate to say thank you to KaBoom, Blue Cross Blue Shield and all those wonderful volunteers.

Thank you Barnett Contracting!

 

Taking down the old playground

Taking down the old playground

Today Barnett Contracting brought in some equipment and a couple of wonderful workers.  With help from Manna Works, they removed the old playground and leveled the ground so that our site is ready for the new playground.  The Build Day for the new custom designed playground will be December 14.  To volunteer to help, contact amy.reagan@familyabusecenter.org.  Thank you Barnett Contracting!

 

KaBoom Build Day – December 14

Imagine putting together an entire playground in just one day.  Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Family Abuse Center will get a new playground for the kids at the shelter on December 14.  The day will begin with a rally and then more than 250 volunteers will spend their Saturday building the playground.

By 2 p.m. in the afternoon, we will dedicate the playground.  Sadly we can play on it until the concrete dries, but we can still celebrate this new structure.  Research repeatedly shows that imaginative play is essential to all kids.  Families living at the shelter live in close quarters with many different folks around all the time.  What a great place to have a state of the art, custom designed playground!

Join us by volunteering for that day.  Contact Amy Reagan (amy.reagan@familyabusecenter.org) to sign up to help.