Pat Mowen, Prevention Specialist and Dr. Jo Ann Jankoski, Associate Professor at Penn State, conducted a presentation at the statewide victim services providers Pathways Conference in Hershey on December 3rd. The topic was human trafficking and was presented at an intermediate level which also included the process in creating a task force. Both Pat and Dr. Jo serve as co-chairs of the Fayette County Human Trafficking Task Force.
This was Pat’s third time presenting at a Pathways conference. Her previous presentations were on Mandated Reporting and Sexual Harassment.
Santa and Alexa, CVC volunteer outreach coordinator, at Fayette County Children and Youth Services ‘ stuff a sleigh !
CVC is so happy we were able to donate. Thanks for the yummy treats - you made giving that much sweeter! Happy holidays!
CVC helped children make Reindeer food at Community Action's Magic & Mistletoe which was held on Saturday, December 7th, at the Fayette County Courthouse. Sarah, CVC volunteer, is pictured holding instructions on how to make the perfect snack for Rudolph and all his friends while they are delivering presents on Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays!
“We make a living by what we get but, we make a life by what we give,” - Winston Churchill
CVC held a Volunteer Appreciation event last night to celebrate our wonderful volunteers! Thank you for all you do for our agency!
(Jamee Waligura, CVC Board Vice President pictured above)
Pat Mowen, our Prevention Specialist, and Dr. Jo Ann Jankoski , professor at Penn State the Eberly Campus, spoke on behalf of Fayette County’s Human Trafficking Task Force at St. Mary Nativity. Great job Pat & Dr. Jo!
If you are interested in having an educational program at your organization please reach out to CVC at 724-438-1470
October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence of Southwestern PA challenged followers to wear purple to raise awareness for domestic violence. Although, the CVC does not predominately focus on domestic violence the connection between sexual violence and domestic violence is undeniable. According to NCADV, “Almost half of female (46.7%) and male (44.9%) victims of rape in the United States were raped by an acquaintance. Of these, 45.4% of female rape victims and 29% of male rape victims were raped by an intimate partner,” (NCADV, 2019). To show our support CVC staff participated in the challenge and wore purple.
On November 26th at Uniontown's Texas Roadhouse there will be a Dine & Donate held between 4:00-8:00PM that will benefit the CVC. If you dine at Texas Roadhouse on November 26th present this flyer to your server and 10% of your bill will be donated to our agency.
CVC is offering you the chance of a lifetime! For a $5 donation, you can receive a ticket that gives you a chance at the 3-Digit PA Lottery pull. The first number will be drawn at 7pm on December 19, 2019. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or would like to help sell tickets, please give our office a call at (724) 438-1470. Good luck!!!