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January 2019

Yoga Therapy

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

Our survivors are invited to attend these free yoga therapy sessions with a private instructor on Thursdays from 4-5pm. Call Jocelyn for details, (941) 637-0404.

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

Survivors of sexual assault are invited to join us on Thursday evenings from 6-7:30pm. Our support groups are private and confidential, with a focus on finding peace and strength in others as well as oneself in order to help survivors cope. Call Jocelyn for details. (941) 637-0404.

SART Meeting

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 18, 2019

The Sexual Assault Response Team meets on the last Wednesday of every month. SART is a community initiative that collaborates to take on the challenges related to sexual assault; including prevention, policies, treatment, and follow-up. Call Wendy at (941) 639-5499 for details.

April 2019

8 Miles, 8 Bars

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Punta Gorda, Punta Gorda, FL
Price: $30

Join C.A.R.E. supporters for a fun-filled day! Contact Lori and Dana at 8miles8bars@gmail.com to find out how you can be a part of this incredible event in Downtown Punta Gorda!

Survivor Self-Defense

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

C.A.R.E. is hosting a Survivor Self-Defense Class on April 10, 2019. This is a free workshop for survivors to learn self-defense (NOT martial arts) using a “stun and run” technique. Registration is required, as there are limited spaces. Email Stephanie today – stephanie.lucy@carefl.org

Lunch and Learn

April 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Charlotte Community Foundation, 227 Sullivan St.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Price: Free

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! This Lunch and Learn event will be focused on the statute of limitations regarding sexual assault. Our guest speaker, Lesley Barton, has long advocated for a change in the legal statute in an effort to provide survivors the right to report when they feel ready. Lesley is a passionate woman who proudly fights for the rights of survivors, and we are excited to have her share those views with you.

Yoga Therapy

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

Our survivors are invited to attend these free yoga therapy sessions with a private instructor on Thursdays from 4-5pm. Call Jocelyn for details, (941) 637-0404.

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

Survivors of sexual assault are invited to join us on Thursday evenings from 6-7:30pm. Our support groups are private and confidential, with a focus on finding peace and strength in others as well as oneself in order to help survivors cope. Call Jocelyn for details. (941) 637-0404.

May 2019

Audrie and Daisy film screening

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte Technical Center, 18150 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Join us for a free screening of this incredibly powerful, award-winning film detailing the experiences of 2 young girls who were sexually assaulted. The film will be followed by a brief discussion, facilitated by Robin Smith-Velazquez, LCSW, of Sunshine Family Counseling. C.A.R.E. would like to thank Zonta International for sponsoring this event.   Please call (941) 639-5499 for more details.

First Annual Paula Hess Humanitarian Scholarship Luncheon

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W Marion Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 United States
Price: $40

The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.) is pleased to announce its First Annual Paula Hess Humanitarian Scholarship Luncheon. Our scholarship was created to honor one of C.A.R.E.’s original founders, Paula Edmond Hess. For over 35 years, she was the driving force behind our organization and was a pillar of the Charlotte County community. C.A.R.E. provides safe shelter, counseling, life skills and legal assistance to victims of domestic abuse, rape, and violent crime in Charlotte County. Our goal is…

SART Meeting

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 18, 2019

The Sexual Assault Response Team meets on the last Wednesday of every month. SART is a community initiative that collaborates to take on the challenges related to sexual assault; including prevention, policies, treatment, and follow-up. Call Wendy at (941) 639-5499 for details.

June 2019

Cooking with C.A.R.E.

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W Marion Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 United States
Price: $50

Cooking with C.A.R.E. is back! This is one of our most popular fundraising events, featuring a live cooking demonstration! This year’s menu is Chicken Ballontine stuffed with dried fruit and spinach, with pecan rice and french beans, followed by a delicious Bananas Foster! General admission is a $50 donation to C.A.R.E. Limited VIP tickets are $75, and include 2 complimentary glasses of wine and allow you to get up close and personal with Chef Doug Usko! Contact Millie at (941)…

C.A.R.E. Auxiliary Meeting

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
C.A.R.E. Admin Office, Punta Gorda, FL

The C.A.R.E. Auxiliary Society is a social, educational, and philanthropic group dedicated to furthering the mission of The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. and caring for all victims of violent crimes. C.A.R.E. Auxiliary members present diverse creativity, knowledge, and skills assisting victims of crime by influencing public awareness regarding crime victimization, advancing the educational and victim service programs of C.A.R.E., by supporting the ReUse Shop, and by planning and hosting community fundraising events to benefit C.A.R.E.

Quarter Frenzy!

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
24TwentyOne Event Center, 2424 Tamiami Tr.
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

A quarter frenzy is a charity benefit where bidders play for prizes valued typically from around $20 to $75, occasionally higher. According to the state of Florida it is an ADULT ONLY (18+) event. Doors open to guests at 6:00 PM. Guests will purchase one or more paddles and may preview the prizes as they visit vendors. Auction begins promptly at 6:30 pm, and we will tell you how to play. Come hungry! Food & beverage is available for purchase…

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