The Rapidian

domestic violence

Girlfriend sets 22 rules for boyfriend, highlighting perfect example of abuse

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 10-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Every relationship should have boundaries, but when those expectations become tactics to maintain power and control over a dating partner, it is almost always an indication of dating violence. Twitter user @kkeyes96 recently...

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Kent County Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team honors domestic homicide victims

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 09-28-2018 under NONPROFITS

Kent County Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team (DVCCRT) will host their annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil, an event to honor those that have lost their lives to domestic violence.    The Vigil...

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Meet your elected officials hosted by Young Leaders Against Violence

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 08-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) is a coalition for youth leaders who strive towards ending sexual and domestic violence, as well as educating themselves and others on these issues. YLAV will be hosting an event, Meet Your Elected Officials, to...

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This holiday, support incarcerated folks by joining Season For Solidarity

by (Briana)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

This holiday season, support incarcerated folks by joining us for Season For Solidarity! Join us this Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational UCC (4010 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508) for A Season for...

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Letter-writing effort to support local incarcerated woman, educate community

by (Briana)

Submitted 11-02-2017 under OPINION

On Sunday, November 5, 2017 and Monday, November 6, 2017 from 4 p.m.- 10 p.m., people will gather at Lantern Coffee Shop and Bar to write letters for Desirae Glatfelter. Glatfelter is a 29-year-old Black woman survivor of domestic violence. She is...

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Domestic violence agency appoints new executive director

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 10-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

Safe Haven Ministries Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend the role of Executive Director to Megan Hopkins. Hopkins has been serving as Interim Executive Director since May 2017. In her role, Hopkins will continue to work toward bringing...

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Young Leaders Against Violence accepting applications for new "agents of change"

by (YLAV1617)

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence or YLAV is a local youth-led coalition focused on increasing awareness and preventing relationship and sexual violence. Being a part of YLAV provides the opportunity for teens and young adults to be leaders and take a...

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Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) calls for teen leaders to help eliminate violence in our community

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) mentors Amy Endres-Bercher and Julia Raap discuss the importance of violence awareness and education for teens. You’ll also hear from YLAV teens...

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Divorce Attorneys for Women partners with local domestic violence nonprofits to bring world-renowned author to West Michigan

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 07-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—The Grand Rapids community welcomes award-winning author and domestic violence advocate Lundy Bancroft for a day-long workshop and evening presentation on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Thousand Oaks Country Club. Geared toward...

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Running For Jenny Kick-Off Event

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 03-03-2015 under

Stop by any time between 5 and 8:30pm to register for the Running for Jenny team, hear stories from past team members, learn how to create a fundraising page, and much more!

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