From the Director’s Desk

 

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This month, there is an easy and fun way to help Victim Assistance Program.

On June 30, from 5 to 11 pm, Victim Assistance Program staff will be selling raffle tickets and serving beverages at the Cuyahoga Falls Downtown Fridays First Responders Appreciation Night on the Front Street mall.

Thanks to the generosity of the event sponsors, Western Reserve Hospital, Cascade Auto Group and the city of Cuyahoga Falls, Victim Assistance Program staff will be raising awareness of our services and accept donations while selling beer, wine and soda.

Our advocates and trauma therapist served 828 new clients in the past month.  That is in addition to 1457 clients who continue to receive service.

Every dollar we receive is precious.  The money helps us to maintain services and add more.  It also helps with special programs, like the annual KNAFF picnic in July that brings together in a fun setting police officers and children who have or are at risk to witness violence.  It helps to give family and friends of homicide victims a place to remember their loved ones around the holidays with our Angel Tree Ceremony, and it helps to keep our hotline going 24/7 so no matter when crisis strikes, we are there to help.

We invite you to celebrate first responders and the beginning of the July 4 weekend with us in downtown Cuyahoga Falls June 30. Buck Naked Band, winner of the 2016 Akron-Canton Hot List for Best Local Band, will perform, along with local favorite comedian Mike Conley.  For more information, check out the First Responders Appreciation Night on Facebook

Come down, say hello, have a drink, enter to win a customized T-shirt, and learn about Victim Assistance Program.

We can’t wait to see you!

 

 

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