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Domestic violence seminar set for Oct. 1

By Fay Kabasu

Homesafe is hosting a seminar about domestic violence called “In Their Shoes”. It will be held on Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., in the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room B in the Wood Campus Center.

Homesafe is a non-profit organization that provides help for domestic and sexual violence related victims. The company focuses on healing and empowering survivors while making a safe space for them to feel protected in the community. Homesafe has three offices in middle Tennessee: Sumner County, Robertson County, and Wilson County.

“HomeSafe provides free and confidential services to people impacted by domestic and sexual abuse in Sumner, Robertson, and Wilson Counties. We serve victims/survivors and their children, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, country of origin, or immigration status. Our services are client-centered and trauma-informed. We believe that survivors are the experts in their own lives, and our advocates partner with each survivor in addressing risks, needs, and goals that are most important to that individual. We offer individualized support, information, and assistance so that each survivor can choose their own path toward safety, healing, and empowerment,” is stated as the Homesafe philosophy on their website homesafe.org.

Tiffany Zwart, Volunteer State Community College’s Coordinator of Student Support, said, “This is an interactive activity where we can “walk” in the steps of those who have experienced domestic violence.” The exercise will inform the audience of the reality of abuse in order to gain knowledge on how to help someone who is in trouble. Lunch will be served to those who join and RSVP with Zwart, who can be reached at tiffany.zwart@volstate.edu

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