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September 2017

Women’s Self-Defense Training

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dance, Etc., 3372 N. Access Rd.
Englewood, FL 34224

Saturday, Sept. 23 6:00—8:00pm 90 minutes of practical self-defense training followed by dessert! Donations for C.A.R.E. will be accepted. Hosted by Dance Etc. (3372 N Access Rd, Englewood) Contact Women’s Self-Defense of SW Florida Space is limited! Call (717) 898-6120 to reserve a spot.

October 2017

Advocacy Core Training

October 3 @ 9:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm

Ever considered volunteering with C.A.R.E. to provide support to survivors of domestic violence? The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Advocacy Core Training is a 3-day required course that teaches you everything you need to know! The course is provided by C.A.R.E., free of charge, October 3-5, 9am-5pm. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jocelyn Carter, for more details. (941) 639-5499. Registration is required.

Green Dot Program – Englewood Breakfast

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Fellowship Church, 140 Rotonda Blvd W.
Rotonda West, FL 33947 United States

Happy Hour Fundraiser!

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Captain’s Table, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 United States
Price: $10

Join us at the Captain’s Table for Happy Hour! Tickets are just $10 and are good for an appetizer and well drink or house wine. Raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle, along with live music! All proceeds go to C.A.R.E.   Contact Betty Bernz (941-661-6637, betybernz@gmail.com) or Kristy Lawson (941-815-8209, careauxiliary@gmail.com) today!

C.A.R.E. Auxiliary Luncheon

October 17
River City Grill, 131 W Marion Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 United States

Purple Thursday

October 19

We encourage everyone to participate in Purple Thursday by wearing purple on October 19 to raise awareness of Domestic Violence. Together, we can call attention to this very important issue and tell your friends, family, and coworkers “Enough is Enough.”

In Her Shoes

October 23
Deep Creek Community Church, 1500 Cooper St.
Punta Gorda, FL

How does the world look from another’s perspective – particularly from the view of a woman who is experiencing violence? In Her Shoes is a profound, interactive workshop which allows us to temporarily experience life as a woman experiencing domestic violence.  In this learning/experiential simulation, participants move through several stations, exposing them to the various challenges that a survivor faces and difficult decisions they must make. Limited space. Reservations Required. Refreshments will be provided.

Unity Day (Bullying Prevention)

October 25

Together against bullying — united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you care about preventing bullying? Come together in one giant message of hope and support, wear and share orange to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should be bullied.   http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/

Men’s Luncheon

October 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Presenter:  Boisy Waiters, College of Central Florida Call (941) 639-5499 for details.

Donor/Supporter Annual Luncheon

October 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Key Note Speaker:  Steve Bradley, FCADV By invitation only.

Stalking/Cyberstalking Workshop

October 30 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Charlotte Harbor Events Center, 75 Taylor St.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 United States

Presenter:  Steve Bradley, FCADV   This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

November 2017

Become a Volunteer Advocate!

November 14 @ 9:00 am - November 16 @ 5:00 pm

Interested in becoming a C.A.R.E. volunteer advocate? This is the way to do it! All of our staff and volunteer advocates have successfully completed this mandatory training, which provides all of the information necessary to assist survivors of domestic violence in many capacities. Date/Time: November 14-16, 9am-5pm Register now by calling Jocelyn at (941) 639-5499. Thank you for your dedication to helping survivors in Charlotte County. We look forward to working with you!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 23

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and neighbors! Just a friendly reminder that we are here 24/7, 365 days per year, if you need help. Call us. Domestic Abuse Hotline: 941-627-6000 Sexual Assault Helpline: 941-637-0404 We would also like to express our gratitude to our staff, volunteers, and donors. We are thankful for all of you!

December 2017

Volunteer Holiday Luncheon

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

C.A.R.E. would like to thank each and every one of our volunteers for their endless efforts throughout the year. This holiday season, we invite you to join us for a luncheon in your honor. Please RSVP to Jocelyn at (941) 639-5499 to reserve your seat. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers!

Quarterly CPI Leadership Meeting

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Meeting to be held at the Administrative Office. Call for more details (941) 639-5499.

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