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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2011
The Horizon Foundation is giving a $95,000 grant to the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County to help the nonprofit agency continue a transition after several months of turmoil. County Executive Ken Ulman announced the gift Thursday, just days after Inga James was named the group's new interim director. The Domestic Violence Center replaced its entire board and director last month, and Ulman is awaiting the results of a county audit. "DVC has experienced a number of challenges over the past year, but the Horizon Foundation award represents a crucial step in restoring the county's and the community's confidence in this organization," Ulman said in a prepared statement.
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By Meredith Cohn | August 11, 2014
Maryland added its 10 th hospital-based domestic violence program at the University of Maryland Medical Center , officials announced Monday. The Bridge Project at UMMC was launched with a $50,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention and a $20,000 grant from Verizon . The program will serve patients at both the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and the UMMC Emergency Department. Victims of domestic violence will be able to get crisis counseling, safety planning, referrals and follow-up services around the clock.
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By Meredith Cohn | August 11, 2014
Maryland added its 10 th hospital-based domestic violence program at the University of Maryland Medical Center , officials announced Monday. The Bridge Project at UMMC was launched with a $50,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention and a $20,000 grant from Verizon . The program will serve patients at both the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and the UMMC Emergency Department. Victims of domestic violence will be able to get crisis counseling, safety planning, referrals and follow-up services around the clock.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
The restaurateurs Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf have released new information about Petit Louis Bistro in Columbia, the first Howard County venture for their Baltimore-based Foreman Wolf restaurant group. The restaurant's early-February public opening will be preceded by a series of dining events to benefit Howard County charities. The events include two luncheons, on Jan. 29 and 31, and four dinners, scheduled for the evenings of Jan. 28 through Jan. 31. The restaurant is accepting reservations to all of the events, each of which will feature a fixed-price menu, including a choice of appetizer, main course and dessert.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | August 9, 1992
A senior staff member of The Domestic Violence Center of Howard County Inc. has been named acting head of the agency, which serves battered women.Stephanie K. Sites, the center's director of residential services, was appointed the acting executive director in July. She replaces Fran Price, who left to pursue other opportunities, said Terry Farrell, president of the center's 25-member board of directors.Ms. Sites was chosen acting head because she has the most seniority, knows about domestic violence, and has good managerial skills and a rapport with government officials, Mr. Farrell said.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | August 30, 1994
Yard sales are fall's version of spring flowers. They seem to pop up on lawns, driveways and open spaces. If you are planning an October yard sale, the Howard County Domestic Violence Center would appreciate your support by sharing a percentage of your profits with the center or by sponsoring a yard sale for its benefit.Involve your neighbors and have a co-op yard sale for the center. Call 997-0304 and list your sale as part of their October fund-raiser.*Lemon Tree Unisex Haircutters in Dobbin Square is offering a free Lemon Tree Child Protection Package for children under 12 years.
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By Julianne Peeling | April 16, 2013
On June 8, the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County will host “Steppin' into a New Legacy,” a step show and basketball tournament aimed at raising awareness about the role men play in preventing domestic violence. According to the Domestic Violence Center's website, “Domestic violence and sexual assault are far too often viewed as a female-centered issue; one over which men have little voice and a lesser role to play.” However, DVC leaders believe violence is an issue that affects everyone and that men and boys must assume an active stand in helping to stop future acts of aggression.
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December 8, 1991
Citizens Against Spousal Assault has officially changed its name to The Domestic Violence Center of Howard County.The purpose of the name change, which was effective Dec. 1, is to avoid confusion with other agencies also using the acronym CASA.The Domestic Violence Center provides services to anyone who has experienced a violent relationship, not just spouses. Help is also available to elderly parents who are abused, people in abusive dating relationships, children in violent homes and abusive homosexual relationships.
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January 11, 2000
County government offices to close for King holiday County government offices, courts and libraries will be closed in observance of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The landfill will be open, and Monday recycling and trash schedules will be in effect. Parking meters will be enforced. Information: 410-313-2022. United Seniors of Md. to hold legislative rally United Seniors of Maryland will hold a legislative rally -- "Aging in Place: Your Place or Mine?" -- from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 in Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John's College in Annapolis.
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By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | July 14, 1998
Two of Howard County's most vocal anti-violence agencies have formed a partnership aimed at keeping at-risk teen-agers out of trouble and out of jail.The Domestic Violence Center of Howard County and the Sexual Trauma Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery Center (STTAR) have received a $55,000 grant to fund Youth Intervention Partnership, a 10-week group therapy program for high-risk youth.The partnership between STTAR and the Domestic Violence Center is a logical one, said Cheryl DePetro, STTAR's executive director.
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November 14, 2013
Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acupuncture. Thursdays, 9 a.m. $20 group setting. •Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week. •Ask the Pharmacist. Last Monday of the month, 9 a.m. Call center to register. Free. •Bain 'Buzz' Book Club. Third Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Free.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | October 9, 2013
One of the busiest hospitals in the state that tends to victims of sexual assault has launched an smartphone app that offers instant access to resources such as medical and police assistance and a crisis hotline. The free app, called bMOREsafe is a project of the 30 forensic nurse examiners at Mercy Medical Center, a designated sexual assault and domestic violence center in Baltimore City. The examiners are available at all times to the victims 13 and older at the hospital, and they work with criminal justice officers and other agencies.
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By Julianne Peeling | April 16, 2013
On June 8, the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County will host “Steppin' into a New Legacy,” a step show and basketball tournament aimed at raising awareness about the role men play in preventing domestic violence. According to the Domestic Violence Center's website, “Domestic violence and sexual assault are far too often viewed as a female-centered issue; one over which men have little voice and a lesser role to play.” However, DVC leaders believe violence is an issue that affects everyone and that men and boys must assume an active stand in helping to stop future acts of aggression.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | September 1, 2012
Consignment shop Clearing House Ltd. has scheduled its annual sidewalk sale for charity for Wednesday, selling furniture, jewelry, china, crystal and other household goods. All proceeds from the sale, to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will go to the House of Ruth Maryland. The Timonium shop has run the charity event sale for 22  years.  "It is my favorite day of the year, knowing we are selling affordable household items during challenging economic times while helping to support the much-needed services at The House of Ruth," Lisa Hudson, co-owner of The Clearing House, said in a statement.
EXPLORE
May 24, 2012
These groups meet regularly. Abusive relationships - Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, 5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310, Columbia. Free child care. 410-997-0304. Adult Children of Alcoholics - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia; Saturdays, 12:45 p.m., Serenity Center, 9650 Basket Ring Road, Columbia. 410-796-4680. Alcoholics Anonymous - Sundays, 7 p.m. Share experience, strength and hope with each other to solve this common problem and help others to recover.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2002
Criminal justice researchers have known it for years: Children who hurt and torment animals often grow into adults who assault other people. Many communities, including Howard County, are beginning to acknowledge that link. Some people have taken steps toward dealing with the dangers it presents. "Animals are often the first visible victims of home violence," said Virginia M. Prevas, manager of the First Strike Campaign, administered by the Humane Society of the United States. First Strike is a 5-year-old program aimed at educating the public about the relationship between cruelty to animals and violence against people.
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