Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council

Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council If you are in need of emergency services please call our 24 hour Crisis Line at 704-481-0043. APC provides services for victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and homeless women and chlidren in Cleveland County North Carolina

Operating as usual

11/12/2020

One more holiday request. If you love holiday decorations and would like to donate decorations for our (distanced) Thanksgiving meal let us know. Our thanksgiving will be served on distanced tables (probably 4 or 5 small tables). We are hoping to have Thanksgiving table cloths, plates, dessert plates, napkins, the nicer plastic ware that looks real and center pieces for tables - maybe fresh flowers that they can take back to their rooms with them after the meal. If this is your thing and you would like to help please message us or call Cathy at 704-487-9325 ext. 115.

11/11/2020

Christmas at the shelter will be different this year - as it will be everywhere. Because our common spaces are closed we are looking for donations so that residents - singles and families - can decorate their rooms. We are specifically looking for 12" - 36" artificial Christmas trees, small ornaments and lights. We need seven trees and trimmings. We also need 15 Christmas stockings. Please let us know if you are interested in helping by messaging us on Facebook.

11/11/2020

APC is looking for a person or group who can provide a Thanksgiving meal for shelter residents. We expect to have 12-15 people in the shelter on Thanksgiving day. If could can help please message us through Facebook or call Cathy at 704-487-9325 ext. 115.

11/04/2020

Yeah, one of our shelter residents found housing and is moving into her new home! She is pregnant and due in the next two weeks, but does not have a bassinet or crib. If you have one that you could donate please contact Madison at 704-487-9325 ext. 129.

Registering to vote isn't safe for everyone. If you would like more information about North Carolina's address confident...
10/28/2020
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Registering to vote isn't safe for everyone. If you would like more information about North Carolina's address confidentiality program, visit this website https://ncdoj.gov/public.../address-confidentiality-program/ or contact APC's crisis line 704-481-0043.

Registering to vote isn't safe for everyone. If you would like more information about North Carolina's address confidentiality program, visit this website https://ncdoj.gov/public-protection/address-confidentiality-program/ or contact your local domestic violence agency.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/us/domestic-violence-voting-election-privacy-trnd/index.html

Run to help victims of abuse
10/20/2020
Run to help victims of abuse

Run to help victims of abuse

The Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council is asking people to run for those in need of a safe space.As part of Domestic Abuse Awareness Month in

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Show your support against domestic violence all month long by par...
10/06/2020
Empower Run 2020

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Show your support against domestic violence all month long by participating in the APC Empower 5k Run/Walk/Bike/Jump.

The Empower Run 2020 is on Thursday October 1, 2020 to Saturday October 31, 2020.

APC Empower Run 2020 | Virtual 5K Run ✨You can choose to walk, jog, run, or jump, whether indoor or outdoor, as long it ...
10/03/2020
Empower Run 2020

APC Empower Run 2020 | Virtual 5K Run ✨

You can choose to walk, jog, run, or jump, whether indoor or outdoor, as long it adds up to 3.1 miles.

📌Registration Period: October 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020.

📌Challenge Period: October 1, 2020 (00:00) – Until you complete 3.1 miles.

📌Location: Anywhere

Step 1⃣:-
Sign up (Click the link below to register)

Step 2⃣:-
Run & Record (Use any running apps to record)
Example: Nike Running / Huawei Health / Strava / any other tracking app OR photo of treadmill record.

Step 3⃣:-
Upload & Tag APC in your Posts/Pictures and include in your post #APCempowerrun2020 #NoMoreDV

Step 4⃣:- Receive your Medal

Note: Your registration and any donation will help APC ensure that APC’s 24 hour crisis line, safe shelter, court advocacy, case management, and advocacy services will continued uninterrupted as they have throughout the pandemic! ✨

The Empower Run 2020 is on Thursday October 1, 2020 to Saturday October 31, 2020.

I signed up!  Let's support our Abuse Prevention Council!
10/02/2020
Empower Run 2020

I signed up! Let's support our Abuse Prevention Council!

The Empower Run 2020 is on Thursday October 1, 2020 to Saturday October 31, 2020.

While home is the safest place for most people right now, victims of domestic violence are not safe at home. Now more th...
10/02/2020
Empower Run 2020

While home is the safest place for most people right now, victims of domestic violence are not safe at home. Now more than ever, victims of domestic violence need help to find safety. APC has adapted to a tele-medicine model of services so that we can continue to meet the needs of some of them most vulnerable members of our community and our shelter remains open with precautions in place.

Your support of #Empowerrun2020 will help APC ensure that APC’s 24 hour crisis line, safe shelter, court advocacy, case management, and advocacy services will continue uninterrupted as they have throughout the pandemic.

The Empower Run 2020 is on Thursday October 1, 2020 to Saturday October 31, 2020.

09/17/2020

Our supply of board games for sheltered families has dwindled. If you have games that your family has outgrown, please consider donating to APC. We have a contactless donation process so that you can donate safely. Call 704-487-9325 ext. 129 for more information.

If you need further assistance please call the APC 24 hour Crisis Line at 704-487-9325.
09/07/2020
I Know Someone Being Abused, What Should I Do?

If you need further assistance please call the APC 24 hour Crisis Line at 704-487-9325.

How to help people experiencing abuse; understanding situations, how to respond, what to say, who to involve and being prepared.

08/31/2020

Thank you to all of the volunteers who are helping us provide meals for shelter residents. While we have much of the month(s) covered we are still looking for people who can provide a meal for up to 14 people on one of the following:
1st Sunday
1st Saturday
2nd Tuesday
2nd Thursday
2nd Saturday
3rd Sunday
3rd Wednesday
3rd Thursday
3rd Saturday
4th Wednesday
4th Saturday
Message us if you can help and we will provide details.

07/13/2020

After consulting with medical professionals, APC has decided to serve meals to shelter residents in their rooms rather than purchasing groceries for singles and families to cook their own meals in our kitchen. We are looking for individuals, churches or groups who can provide one hot meal once a month until the pandemic has abated. If you would be interested please send us a message through facebook. We have had to reduce our shelter capacity to allow for distancing, so one 9x11 casserole and one or two side vegetables is enough. We look forward to hearing from you.

06/29/2020
ProCure Hope

We just received a donation of 50 disposable face masks from #procurecurehope https://www.facebook.com/procurehope/. Thank you!

ProCure Hope, a 501c3 non profit, is a group of professionals who volunteer to fundraise for, source, and donate badly needed PPE to frontline workers. Our focus is on underfunded/overlooked essential shelters, health centers, and at-risk communities.

06/24/2020

This week seems to be the week when we set long term policies about distancing and masks at APC. Up until now everything has seemed temporary. Today we set procedures about issuing masks to shelter residents. We will have an ongoing need for cloth masks for adult and child shelter residents. If you or someone you know is making masks and would be willing to donate some to APC please share our information with them. If you would be willing to donate cloth for volunteers to use to make masks for residents please let us know by calling Cathy at 704-487-9325 ext. 115 . This could be a great girl scout, boy scout, VBS or church project!

APC is here 24 hours a day for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.   704-481-004
06/01/2020
NPR

APC is here 24 hours a day for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. 704-481-004

The pandemic — and its economic fallout — have made it more difficult for those who experience domestic violence to escape their abusers, crisis teams say. But they emphasize that there are resources available to get help.

04/29/2020

We are looking for an APC supporter who is also sells Mary Kay. We have heard that Mary Kay is generously donating hand sanitizer to Domestic Violence programs. Having a recommendation from a Mary Kay rep is supposed to help with the application process. If you can help please send us a message.

Non-profits including APC are hurting from needing to cancel fund raisers and lack of regular donations.   Did you know ...
04/22/2020
New Universal Tax Break For Charitable Donations Included In Final $2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Non-profits including APC are hurting from needing to cancel fund raisers and lack of regular donations. Did you know that the Cares Act allows more people to take deductions for charitable contributions? https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2020/03/25/new-universal-tax-break-for-charitable-donations-included-in-updated-2-trillion-covid-19-stimulus-bill/#79be5d8266a2
"The proposal in the stimulus would let non-itemizers take up to a $300 above-the-line charitable income tax deduction for cash donations made in 2020. "

The latest stimulus bill includes a tax incentive that charities have been seeking since the Trump tax cuts of 2017 hampered charitable giving.

04/22/2020

Denim Day April 29,202
On Denim Day, people wear jeans on purpose to protest the myths surrounding sexual violence in all its forms and to signal their support for survivors. Please share a picture of yourself wearing jeans along with information challenging myths like: Myth: A lot of victims lie about being raped or give false reports.
Fact: Only 2-8% of rapes are falsely reported, the same percentage as for other felonies.

04/08/2020

APC's forehead thermometer has stopped working. I have ordered one from Amazon but it will not be here for at least ten days. If anyone has seen one in a local store please let me know so I can purchase one. Please share. This is a critical need for APC to monitor symptoms to make sure that our shelter residents and staff remain healthy.

04/07/2020

If anyone is making cloth masks and looking for a place that could use them, APC needs masks for our staff. We do not have suspected infections in the shelter at this point, but we are trying to take as many precautions as possible. Please message us if you can help.

03/27/2020

While staff members at the Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council are following all social distancing recommendations, they are still at work providing essential services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Cleveland County. While social distancing, working from home, and sheltering in place are necessary measures that everyone should be taking to help control the spread of COVID-19, these measures can make life more dangerous for victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men in Cleveland County. When these victims must stay at home they lose the support and respite from the abuse that the workplace, church, or the gym or other activity outside the home offers. Being isolated at home with the additional emotional and financial stress of this pandemic may increase the incidence and severity of domestic violence. For that reason, and as always, APC will be answering our crisis line 24 hours a day and the APC domestic violence shelter will remain open for victims who are in danger from an abuser.

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