“Love Shouldn’t Be Scary” a Starting Point campaign will be taking place throughout the month of October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Love Monsters will be hosted by schools and businesses throughout Carroll County to emphasize positive attributes of healthy relationships and healthy dating characteristics such as, mutual respect, shared values, empathy and honest communications. If your business would like to host a Love Monster to live in your store window for the month of October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month) please email [email protected]
As part of the “Love Shouldn’t Be Scary” initiative Carroll County residents under the age of 18 are encouraged to enter essay submissions and/or artwork describing why love shouldn’t be scary! Three winners in each category will be chosen to receive cash awards and will have their submissions exhibited in the newspaper, social media and at Starting Point’s 2020 annual fundraiser Boots ‘N Bling.
“I just feel better after talking with someone from Starting Point” – sexual assault survivor
“It was helpful to have someone at the hospital who listen and let me know what my rights were” – sexual assault survivor
“Both my children and I feel safer each time we work with an advocate from Starting Point.” – domestic violence survivor
“I have more peace of mind after working with Starting Point”- stalking survivor
“I now believe in myself” – domestic violence survivor
“As a result of support group, I feel I will be more prepared to deal with my daughter’s abusive behavior” – domestic violence survivor
Conway Office: 603.447.2494
PO Box 1972, Conway, NH 03818
Southern Carroll County Office: 603.452.8014
All services are offered free of charge and are strictly confidential.
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