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That question elicits very different feelings from different people. To some, they feel a wave of excitement thinking about family traveling home, young children opening gifts, or holiday feasts and parties. To others it may bring sadness thinking about loved ones who have passed or past holidays with family conflict.
Olivia is six years old. She loves school. Her teacher says that she is quiet and very watchful. She observes the interactions of her classmates but rarely joins in the play. The children make Thanksgiving Turkey art by tracing their hands on paper. They recite poems about harvests.
Our 6th annual run on October 1 was the kickoff event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Stand Up Placer. Runners, walkers, volunteers and staff enjoyed a crisp fall morning at the Roseville Sculpture Park. Runners supported survivors while taking in the scenic Miner’s Ravine Trail. A few highlights include:
As we prepare for the Fall season we are reminded that October is both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Both are very important issues affecting women, but did you know that more than 15 times as many women are victims of severe domestic violence?
The California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) has recognized Stand Up Placer as one of ten agencies in the state of California designated to provide comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking. This designation was in recognition of the exemplary level and scope of services offered by Stand Up Placer to human trafficking survivors in our county.
Independence Day 2016
Volunteers and the great work done by our volunteers is the lifeblood of our organization. Without your help we could not complete our mission.
Star Dancers, our Celebrity Judges, Soiree Studios, MC John Boyle, Rocklin High School Dance Team, Visions Salon, David Alvarez, Nichol and Ty Beahm, Matt Brys, City of Rocklin, auction donors, and so many others who made this event possible…
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and Stand Up Placer has played a big part in events throughout the county. The following calendar of events will give you a good overview of our activities during the month. Our Sexual Assault Services Team, led by Amy M has been very busy.
When you support Stand Up Placer, you are providing a safe space, therapy, life skills, legal advocacy, peace of mind and a lifeline for a brighter and safer future.
Abraham Lincoln issued an executive order that codified the fundamental truth that slavery is an affront to human dignity. Still, the bitter fact remains that millions of men, women, and children around the globe, including here at home, are subject to modern-day slavery: the cruel, inhumane practice of human trafficking.