Imagine being terrified in your own home and this is not due to an intruder but due to one who intrudes upon you every day, this person is “closest” to you, but chooses to abuse you. Every day hundreds of Douglas County residents are suffering from domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Every day, since 1978, Battered Persons’ Advocacy (BPA) is available 24-7 to respond to crises due to family violence and/or sexual assault. Unfortunately, this epidemic is not slowing down nor the cost incurred for providing care and support to these survivors.
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BPA is hosting its 6th Annual Gala, Saturday, February 11, 2017 which will be held at Seven Feathers Casino and Resort to support survivors. This year there will be a dance competition and vocal performances. Our theme is “Decades of Dance,” songs and dance styles from different eras. Be prepared for an evening of enjoyable entertainment brought to you by local couples and entertainers! The evening will also include a plated dinner delivered to each guest at their table. Each year this event gains momentum in both attendance and monetary support. The reason for this is because of all the gracious and giving sponsors, volunteers, and in-kind donors. We have grown since 2013, when we had 12 dancers, 150 guests raising $16,000 to last year having over 32 dancers, 350 guests and raising $70,000.
I invite you to get involved in this incredible event.
Melanie Taylor Prummer, M.A.
Battered Persons' Advocacy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a community free from family violence, sexual assault, and stalking though empowerment, education, and support.