When Abusers Threaten Revenge Porn

Nothing ever really disappears from the Internet, and that’s exactly the threat some abusers are using against their victims.
Imagine sending a sexually explicit photo of yourself to your partner or spouse during a time when you trusted that person. Later on, things head south. You realize this person is actually a wolf in sheep’s clothing and before you know it, you’re living in an abusive nightmare. Now, your abuser threatens to share that X-rated photo with his or her friends, your family members, your boss, or maybe the entire world unless you concede to whatever his or her controlling demands are.
This is referred to as “revenge porn”—the distribution of sexually graphic images of individuals without their consent, even if there was consent at the time the image was taken. It can also apply to images or video taken without a victim’s consent, such as those a survivor is coerced or forced into submitting to, or images or video taken without the victim’s knowledge.

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Open Letter to Young People Growing Up With Domestic Violence From Brian F. Martin, Founder of CDV.ORG.

In 2014, you probably heard on the news a lot about domestic violence concerning celebrities and professional athletes. It must have been difficult, I understand. I grew up living with domestic violence from the time I was 5 until my late teens. I know what it feels like. I also know of millions of other people who experienced the same thing.
What does it mean to grow up with domestic violence?

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Wish List for Fall 2016

Due to our excellent community and your outstanding support, for our fall wish list we don’t need any non-food items at this time, our storage is full. If you have something you would like to donate please call at the office and we will let you know if we have room. We are in the office Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and the number is 775-738-6524. While going through the pantry we have noticed a lot of food is hitting its expiration date or we are running low on supply. So at this time we are asking for new dry food products. Please do not donate food that is opened or expired as we won’t be able to use it. Below is a list of the foods that we need. Please take a look and see if there is anything you can help us with. As always thank you all for your support.

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