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"It’s vast, it is outrageous and it should be a national priority."

Those were the words, Nicholas Kristof used in discussing  domestic violence in this weekend's New York Times.


Domestic violence deserves far more attention and resources, and far more police understanding of the complexities involved. This is not a fringe concern. It is vast, it is outrageous, and it should be a national priority. Even more importantly he advocates for increased awareness and early intervention to avoid crisis and tragedy like those described in his article.


I agree. We can change...we can end intimate partner violence. For all victims of domestic violence, women, men and children.

What are you wearing on the first sunny day of spring?

Spring is just around the corner. It’s time to pack away those wool sweaters and think about warm weather clothing. Does your wardrobe need a little refreshing? How about treating yourself to some new clothes and at the same time helping families build safe futures?


On March 1st and 2ndPiper Boutique at 441 Broadway in Saratoga Springs will donate 30% of all sales to Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County. What better way to welcome the warm weather!

What are you wearing on the first sunny day of spring?

Spring is just around the corner. It’s time to pack away those wool sweaters and think about warm weather clothing. Does your wardrobe need a little refreshing? How about treating yourself to some new clothes and at the same time helping families build safe futures?


On March 1st and 2ndPiper Boutique at 441 Broadway in Saratoga Springs will donate 30% of all sales to Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County. What better way to welcome the warm weather!

We’ve Come a Long Way from ‘The Take the Fun Out of Marriage Act’

Yesterday a snowstorm postponed the Saratoga's National  Dance Museum's One Billion Rising event... but nothing can stop the movement to end global  violence against women.Sometimes it seems like we aren't making progress, but in fact in just 30 years we've come from a place where in the US domestic violence was seen as just a lover's spat to a community that recognizes this as a crime an invests in prevention activities so our children and grandchildren may never know what it's like to live in fear at home. 

When Esta Soler lobbied for legislation to end domestic violence, one politician called it the "Take the Fun out of Marriage Act"... really. Listening to Esta decribe our progress in the last 30 years, brings hope that while we've still got so much more work to do, we're on the right path. Her words are inspirational! A few flakes in the Northeast may have interrupted our opportunity to join one billion people rising worldwide to dance and shake up our world to create and end to violence against women, but listening to Esta Soler helped me to connect with the progress we've made and believe that by working together we're on the path to ending relationship and sexual abuse.

Together we will succeed. 

We’ve Come a Long Way from ‘The Take the Fun Out of Marriage Act’

Yesterday a snowstorm postponed the Saratoga's National  Dance Museum's One Billion Rising event... but nothing can stop the movement to end global  violence against women.Sometimes it seems like we aren't making progress, but in fact in just 30 years we've come from a place where in the US domestic violence was seen as just a lover's spat to a community that recognizes this as a crime an invests in prevention activities so our children and grandchildren may never know what it's like to live in fear at home. 

When Esta Soler lobbied for legislation to end domestic violence, one politician called it the "Take the Fun out of Marriage Act"... really. Listening to Esta decribe our progress in the last 30 years, brings hope that while we've still got so much more work to do, we're on the right path. Her words are inspirational! A few flakes in the Northeast may have interrupted our opportunity to join one billion people rising worldwide to dance and shake up our world to create and end to violence against women, but listening to Esta Soler helped me to connect with the progress we've made and believe that by working together we're on the path to ending relationship and sexual abuse.

Together we will succeed. 

What a Party! Bartenders Ball 2014

It was a night to remember! 725 guests decked out in their finest Roaring 20's attire (check out these stunning looks!) , showing their best moves on the dance floor as Jay Yager and the audiostars kept them dancing right til midnight. Holly and Evan provided a great background vibe in the casino room as the Lions Club's gaming tables provided the chance to be a high roller. 

What a Party! Bartenders Ball 2014

It was a night to remember! 725 guests decked out in their finest Roaring 20's attire (check out these stunning looks!) , showing their best moves on the dance floor as Jay Yager and the audiostars kept them dancing right til midnight. Holly and Evan provided a great background vibe in the casino room as the Lions Club's gaming tables provided the chance to be a high roller. 

Calling All Hoofers, Flappers, and Flyboys


If you’re looking of to paint the town red, the Bartenders’ Ball is the cat’s pajamas. So get yourself dolled up, grab some dough for the gaming tables, and get a wiggle on to reserve  your space for Saratoga’s  swankiestwinter event done up with a Roaring 20’s theme this year. You don’t need to know 1920’s slang (in italics) though to enjoy yourself; the excitement of the Ball transcends the decades.

We’ve got:

Plenty of giggle water(a martini bar and a craft beer bar)

The Audiostarswill keep the music hitting on all sixesall night so you’ll have a swell time on the dancefloor until your dogs start barking

With a spread of enticing  hors d’oeuvres, a full course dinner buffet, chocolate fountain and dessert bar, it’s clear we’re Putting on the Ritz

And risk a few clams at the gaming tables and you might just end up being the Big Cheese

Seriously this event is the Real McCoy,  a great night out  and all proceeds benefit Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services.

Tickets are $60* per person by advance reservation only. Call 583-0280 to reserve your seat today.

*$35 tax deductible

Relationship Abuse- Don’t Ignore it Until Red Flag # 12

Sometimes it's tricky identifying an abusive relationship. Posters about domestic violence make it look easy; the image we all have is an overwrought and terrified woman with a black eye. That's easy to identify. But sometimes the victim is a same sex partner... or a male abused by a female partner. And there are many far more subtle signs that a relationship may be abusive. If you can recognize the early red flags of abuse, it's easier to evaluate your safety and investment in the relationship before the abuse escalates. So would you have noticed these  common early indicators?
 
  • Your partner makes snide jokes at your expense.
  • Your relationship developed very quickly, almost overnight you fell in love.
  • Your partner complains that your sister (mother, brother, best friend) is too pushy or is jealous of   how happy you both are together
  • Your partner calls, texts or just checks in with  you frequently throughout the day
It's good  to know the early signs before they progress to #12, "He (she) threatens to kill  you. "Sometimes a friend can see the red flags earlier than the person in the relationship. If you're concerned  say something.


If you're not sure about whether a relationship may be abusive, call DVRC. We can help you assess what's troubling you.

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