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2015 News and Events

 

2015 Transitions News

Transitions staff and volunteers participated in 2015 Legislative Advocacy Day

Transitions staff and volunteers participated in 2015 Legislative Advocacy Day to ask our delegates and Senator for support on legislation about protective orders, campus sexual assault policies and protocols and increased funding for domestic and sexual violence agencies around the state. Legislative update is here.

Big Thanks to the Hampton Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Big Thanks to the Hampton Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for hosting an Empowerment Conference for our clients (March 2015). 

150 gather in Virginia Beach to raise awareness of domestic violence

VIRGINIA BEACH– About 150 people attended a candlelight vigil Monday night, to draw attention to October being Domestic Violence Awareness month. Click here for the rest of the article.

  Local Bank Invests in Prevention

Three local BB&T branches in Newport News selected Transitions Family Violence Services for their Light House Project. The project was led by Amber Rice who coordinated with Sanu Dieng (Community Relations Coordinator) and Amanda DePoy (Children’s Service Coordinator) to renovate the Tween/Teen support group room supporting Transitions prevention efforts. BB&T invested $1900 which provided paint, furniture, decorations, supplies and a flat screen television. Leftover funds were used to paint a playground at our transitional shelter and provide food to outreach clients in our pantry.

Additional BB&T Photos

Women’s Missionary Society Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

The distinguished women from the Women’s Missionary Society at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church have been giving back to the community for years. This year they decided to provide new bedding and pillows for 29 beds in our Emergency Shelter. They also gave a check for $3000 to Transitions to support our mission of building safe and healthy families on the Virginia peninsula. The project was led by Mary Vick (Shown in the photo) who has been a long time supporter of Transitions.

We would like to thank PRO’s 4 Charity for helping us with our early “spring cleaning” by rearranging and organizing our outreach pantry, children’s room and client meeting room. 

PROs 4 Charity has been supporting the community at large for well over a year and a half. Our mission is to support our community through various acts of charity and benevolence to work towards the greater good of a healthy and unified America. We are tireless in our efforts to feed the hungry and clothe the poor. We offer relief to those seeking help in the time of need. Our volunteer-based organization serves people of all races, creeds, and religions. The 757 Team consists of  local members of motorcycle and social clubs who share the same desire to give back to their communities. 

We also did a community education event at Hampton University. 

Hampton University’s Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. Sorority hosts a Dating Violence Awareness Seminar to educate their peers about dating violence.