The Women's Group of Mt. Vernon, Inc.

The Women's Group of Mt. Vernon, Inc. Peer Support Group meets every 1st and 3rd Friday at the Mt. Vernon Police Station (2511 Parker's Lane) at 7:00 p.m. with a strict privacy code.

Men, women and teens welcome!Email us at: [email protected] Peer Support and advocacy group working toward helping victims of domestic violence through education on domestic violence, child sexual abuse, sexual violence, and other women/teen issues.

Men, women and teens welcome!Email us at: [email protected] Peer Support and advocacy group working toward helping victims of domestic violence through education on domestic violence, child sexual abuse, sexual violence, and other women/teen issues.

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Zen Vibe Tribe
11/07/2017

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11/06/2017
Rehabs 411

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Addiction Treatment Net 1.800.815.6308
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Please call for a confidential assessment..

10/22/2017

Did you know?

.... that an overwhelming majority of faith leaders surveyed (74%) underestimate the level of sexual and domestic violence experienced within their congregations?

This survey, conducted by Life Way Research, reveals an unrealized potential within churches for the prevention of and response to sexual and domestic violence. Not only can that lack of awareness by faith leaders lead to infrequent discussions of the issue from the pulpit, it can also result in a lack of appropriate support for victims.

Additionally, only 56% of pastors are adequately familiar with local resources that specifically address sexual and domestic violence, creating missed opportunities for victims to access services.

Though this survey showed that churches are currently falling short of their potential, there was encouragement: 81% of pastors said they would take appropriate action to reduce sexual and domestic violence if they had the training and resources to do so—revealing a great opportunity to turn this uncertain and unprepared group into powerful advocates for prevention, intervention, and healing

Really poignant read...
10/21/2017
Literally, Why Can’t I Say #MeToo?

Really poignant read...

This afternoon, I stared at my friend’s #MeToo status as I typed and erased #MeToo as a comment to her three or four times, before deciding to give her a sad face and send her a text instead. In light of all the Harvey Weinstein news and his accounts of sexual assault and rape, women…

10/20/2017

Did you know?

- 61% of bisexual women and 44% of lesbians experience rape, physical violence and stalking by an intimate partner compared to 35 percent of heterosexual women

- Among men who had cohabited with same-sex partners, 23.1 percent had experienced rape, physical assault or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 7.4 percent of men who had cohabited with women only.

*Human Rights Campaign

#domesticviolenceawarenessmonth

10/19/2017

Did you know?

Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.

• 79.6% of female victims who have experienced one or more completed rape experienced the first rape
before the age of 25; 42.2% were under 18 at the time of the first completed rape.*

• 27.8% of male victims who have experienced at least one completed rape experienced the first rape when they were 10 years of age or younger.*

*National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010

AgapΩ
10/16/2017

AgapΩ

10/14/2017

Did you know?

- Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year.

- The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year.

- Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.

- Between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their workplace by their abuser, 78% of women killed in the workplace during this timeframe.

*National Data on Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking (NCADV)

#domesticviolenceawarenessmonth

10/12/2017

Did you know?

Every year, as many as 10 MILLION children witness violence in their homes. The effects it has on them are:

- Depression and anxiety
- Poor grades in school/difficulty learning
- Substance abuse
- Self harm and suicide
- Teen pregnancies and sexual promiscuity
- Food addictions
- Runaways
- Violence toward others
- Sexual Assault
- Chronic health conditions, diabetes, cancer and early death

*National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

#domesticviolenceawarenessmonth

09/18/2017
Keep the plug in the jug

Keep the plug in the jug

If you or a loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, message us or call 833-480-2535. We Can Help!

Barb Schmidt
08/20/2017

Barb Schmidt

Know what you want. Make a plan. Take the first step.

Once you can visualize and know deeply what you want your focus then shifts to the first step.

You are not suppose to see the entire path perfectly laid out for you, the light shines only on the first step.

Take one step at a time trusting that the path will unfold in its perfect order.
Completely trust the timing of your life. 🌕

📷 @healthyplace

Spirit 105.3
08/06/2017

Spirit 105.3

07/26/2017
Love Wide Open

Love Wide Open

Don't stay in something just because you are afraid of being alone.

Mad Crazy Recipes
07/17/2017

Mad Crazy Recipes

~ Mad Hatter

Wild Woman Sisterhood
07/16/2017

Wild Woman Sisterhood

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8647 Richmond Hwy #659
Alexandria, VA
22309

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

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Peer support, victim advocacy, resource referrals, domestic violence sensitivity training...all provided through a community volunteer network.

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