When: Friday, May 2, 2014
Where: Atwood Mall, St. Cloud State University
Time: 6:00P - 8:00P
Cost: General Public $20 (early bird) $30 (day of event)
SCSU students $15 (early bird) $20 (day of event)
Women who call us looking for safe shelter will often ask what they can do to make sure their pet isn't harmed by their abuser. To address this issue Anna Marie’s Alliance is planning on building a safe home on site for these pets.
Plans for the pet kennel include year round temperature control, sewer and water, and an area where women and their children can play with their pet. Additionally, this will provide an opportunity to teach children kindness and gentleness for all living things.
Cheryl Lightle, in memory of her Schnauzer "Willie", has offered to match up to $10,000 in donations received toward the construction. So, please consider a donation in any amount.
Checks should be made out to Anna Marie’s Alliance. Please note it is for the Pet House. Send to: Anna Marie’s Alliance, P.O. Box 367,St. Cloud, MN 56302-0367.
Noted author on gender violence, Jackson Katz will be guest speaker at St. Cloud State on Wednesday, April 23 at the Ritsche Auditorium beginning at 7:00P. The public is invited.
Charles A. Hempeck, Executive Director for Anna Marie's Alliance
Recently I was out with my family doing some shopping. At one store I stayed in the van with our two kids as my wife just had to run in to purchase a couple of items. We were listening to a local classic rock radio station when the song “Love Hurts” by Nazareth came on. About half-way through the song (as I was entertaining the kids with my air guitar and fine rock-ballad vocal skills) I hear Ellis, my son, ask the following question, “Daddy, does love really hurt?” Hmmmm, how do I answer?
Read the full report on intimate partner violence in the USA.
On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women released the 2013 edition of the Femicide Report. During 2013 at least 37 domestic violence related murders: at least 24 women were murdered by a former or current intimate partner; at least 7 men were murdered by an intimate partner; at least 6 friends and family members were murdered; and 12 minor children have been left without a parent. Read the full report.