‘In Her Shoes’ Simulation at Community Action Partnership in St. Joseph

On Wednesday, October 18th, advocates presented the “In Her Shoes” simulation to Community Action Partnership in St. Joseph, Missouri. This group did a fantastic job maneuvering their way through the simulation and did an even more amazing job processing the their thoughts, feelings, struggles, and insights during the debriefing process. We wanted to extend a special thanks to Karen for allowing us to reserve and use the “welcome room” located in the Missouri Care building in St. Joseph, MO. They provided the location for free as well as furnished beverages and candy. The room can be reserved for free by calling Karen at 816-383-5901 for your next business meeting or event. Thank you so much Karen for being a great hostess! If you are interested in learning more about “In Her Shoes” or “In Their Shoes” (for teens) please contact us in Cameron at 816-632-4900 or in Trenton at 660-359-3297
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In Their Shoes Presentation to Cameron High School students

Students at Cameron High School got the opportunity to Wednesday to participate in the 'In Their Shoes' Simulation.    The simulation allows students to walk through lives of different students facing difficult situations such as bullying, dating violence, and racial prejudice.   The students then make decisions based on what they would choose to do in each of the scenarios.    The simulation is a great activity to stimulate discussion on real life pressures teens face in their lives.    If you are interested in bringing this activity to your students, youth groups, or staff teams please call us and schedule your date!
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The Chillicothe Correctional Center’s Stand for the Silent Offender Organization provides financial blessing to program

Green Hills Women's Shelter gives presentation to offenders at Chillicothe Correctional Center [caption id="attachment_950" align="aligncenter" width="4608"] Stand for the Silent Offender Organization[/caption] On August 22, 2017 Specialized Victim's Advocate Glenda Ely, and Advocate Jenna Johnson of the Green Hills Women's Shelter gave an educational presentation to the incarcerated offenders of the Chillicothe Correctional Center. This program informed the offenders of the stark realities of domestic and sexual abuse, as well as the services that are provided by the shelter.  The advocates from the shelter also put on the "In Her Shoe's" workshop for the 18 members of the Stand for the Silent Offender Organization. The “surprise” ending to the “open program” part of the visit brought tears to the eyes of the shelter and correctional staff, as well as many in the offender population. This “surprise” ending included the gift of a $6000 donation to the shelt...
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CAPNCM Grant Awarded

[caption id="attachment_920" align="alignleft" width="960"] Aaron Franklin, Director of Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri, Laurie Stevenson, Advocate Green Hills Women's Shelter, Roxanne Chase, Volunteer Coordinator Green Hills Women's Shelter[/caption]
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America’s Farmers Grow Communities Grant Awarded

Grant Nomination from Local Farmer!

Pictured above from left to right:   Amber Olinger, Family Advocate; Jenna Johnson, Trenton Day Advocate; and Annette Brown, grant nominator.

Green Hills Women's Shelter is happy to announce we were nominated by a local farmer, Annette Brown, for the America's Farmers Grow Communities Grant.    The agency nomination was selected and awarded a grant in the amount of $2500.00.

The agency plans to use these funds to directly meet transportation needs of clients and their families.      Advocate's share that many survivors face barriers with transportation and often do not have access to their own vehicle.      Client's are often dependent on an available staff member or volunteer to get them around to appointments which may include medical appointments, job interviews, work shifts, grocery shopping, and other meetings around town.   The funds will be split between the two shelter locations in Cameron and Trenton and will be used specif...
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Grant Awarded to New Shelter Building Project

Green Hill's Women's Shelter is proud to receive a $10,000 grant from the Union Pacific Railroad Foundation.    The grant was written specifically for the building project to construct a new facility in Trenton, MO.    Thank you Lindsey and Union Pacific Railroad!    We are so grateful for this gift! [caption id="attachment_871" align="alignleft" width="4184"] Pictured Left to Right: Rex Ross, GHWS Board Member; Dave Bain, GHWS Board Member; Barb Spencer, GHWS Volunteer; Lindsey M Douglas, Union Pacific Railroad; Jenna Johnson, Day Advocate; Tammy Taylor, Program Director; Mary Cabral, Evening Advocate[/caption]
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Save the date!

Mean Bean Toss Tournament

When:  June 17, 2017 @ 2pm   Where: Black Silo Winery

Sponsored by Green Hills Women’s Shelter Hosted by Trenton Hy-Vee Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun, food, and prizes! Fees: Non Sponsored Teams: $30.00 Board Sponsorship's: $250.00 Sponsorship includes 1 toss board, 2 free team entries, media advertising for your business Team Prizes: 1st Place $200.00,   2nd Place $150.00,    3rd Place $100.00     Questions:       Dave Bain       Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits          660-359-2278 Rex Ross         Trenton Police Station           660-359-5557 All proceeds go to Green Hills Women’s Shelter and are tax deductible. Mean Bean Toss Tournament ENTRY Form 2017 Mean Bean Toss Tournament 2017 Flyer
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In Her Shoes Simulation Now Available

  We now offer group presentations entitled 'In Her Shoes' a revolutionary community education tool, In Her Shoes is designed for learning about domestic violence. Participants move, do, think and experience the lives of battered women. This version is the original simulation, which is great for educating a broad range of community and professional groups and can be facilitated in sessions of one to two hours.    If you are interested in us coming to facilitate a simulation with your community group please contact either of our shelter sites, we would be happy to come into your work place, community group, church, or classroom to provide these priceless teaching opportunities. We are also offering the classroom edition is designed to be used with teens – the original version is designed to be used with people who interact with teens (counselors, teachers, parents, etc.).
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Grant Awarded

Union Pacific Railroad provides donation to our program union pacific railroad 6500. We would like to say a special THANK YOU to Union Pacific Railroad and their generous support of our organization! We are so grateful for your continued support of our work with domestic and sexual violence survivors!!!!   Pictured Above left to right:  Lindsey Douglas, Director of public Affairs with Union Pacific Railroad, Laurie Stevenson, Shelter Coordinator, Jenna Johnson, Case Manager Advocate / Volunteer Coordinator, and Rex Ross, Board Member.
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