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April 2 – 8 2017   is National Crime Victims Rights Week

NOVA’s Candlelight Tribute for Victims of Crime Tuesday, April 4, 2017     5:30 pm at Newtown Friends Meeting House, 219 Court St, Newtown, PA 18940

The candlelight tribute at Newtown Friends Meeting brings together victims, their families, law enforcement personnel, members of the judicial system, community leaders, and supporters of the victims’ rights movement.

 

Audrie & Daisy Movie Screening and Panel Presentation, Monday April 17, 2017  –   6:30 pm at Bucks County Community College, Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol, PA 19007.  Sponsored by Network of Victim’s Assistance (NOVA)

Audrie & Daisy is a film based on the real life stories of two girls in high school who were assaulted by boys they knew. It is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera.

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HOLD ON YOU MATTER – Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk & Fundraiser – Sunday April 30, 2017 at the Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wister Rd, Fairless Hills Pa 19030.  Rain or Shine.

                     Check in: 9 AM    |  Walk Begins  10 AM

                    More info:   Walk Website

                                          Dawn Seder      215-872-9508     |  holdonyoumatter@buckscounty.org

 

NAMI BUCKS STRIDE FOR MENTAL HEALTH – Saturday May 13, 2017 at Fonthill Park, 130 east Swamp Rd, Doylestown PA.   Check in/registration 9 AM, Walk Begins 10 AM.

No charge to register but folks are encouraged to raise $$ to help support the programs that NAMI offers to family members and people in recovery for free.

NAMI Stride Website

1-866-399-6264        |       info@namibucks.org

 

 

NO BULLYING RUN  – Sunday June 11, 2017 at Doylestown Central Park.  Sponsored by the Network Of Victims of Assistance (NOVA).

                 1 mile walk / run 8:30 am         |                5 mile run   9:00

                 More info:  215-343-6543   |   info@novabucks.org    |   www.novabucks.org

    

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Employment Tips for Individuals with Legal Histories – WEBINAR – January 19, 2017, 2:00 P.M. ET.

For individuals with legal histories, finding a job can be difficult. This webinar will focus on building skills around individual strengths, finding the right type of resume based on an individual’s situation, writing letters of explanation regarding specific legal issues, and understanding that our histories do not define us.

Presenter: FAWN PRESTON

Registration Required:   www.peerlinktac.org/

 

 

Reach Out Foundation – Lower Bucks Mental Health Recovery Drop In Center has Chair Yoga and a Re-entry Group . . . .

CHAIR YOGA – Come experience the physical and mental health benefits of yoga. Besides improving your flexibility, with regular practice yoga has been shown to help reduce anxiety and depression and help improve focus and concentration.    When: 2nd & 4th THURSDAY every month

RE-ENTRY SUPPORT GROUP – a peer support group for individuals returning to their homes and communities after incarceration, facing the challenges of achieving a successful re-entry to society.     When: Wednesdays at 3:30 PM (every week)

 COST: both groups are FREE   & open to any person in Bucks County who is dealing with a mental health challenge.

LOCATION: Reach Out Foundation,    152 Monroe Ave, Penndel PA 19047

MORE INFO:      215-970-5462    |      www.rofbucks.org

  

 NY Times Article – The Quiet War on Medicaid Dec 28, 2016:

www.nytimes.com/2016/12/25/opinion/the-quiet-war-on-medicaid.html?_r=0

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