CHS health students introduced to Advocates to End Domestic Violence community agency

Freshman health students at Carson High School took courses Tuesday morning from Advocates to End Domestic Violence.

The nonprofit organization provides shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence within Carson City and surrounding communities.

Advocates’ primary mission is to keep families together and break the cycle of domestic violence. Services include shelter, emotional and psychological support, legal advice, children’s group, parenting, counseling and sexual assault response advocates (SARA) volunteers.

During the calendar year of 2016, Advocates provided nearly 7,000 nights of shelter with an average stay of 48 nights along with case management, court advocacy, life skills and parenting support.

“Domestic violence impacts everyone,” said Becca Singleton, SARA program assistant for Advocates to End Domestic Violence. “There are victims from every walk of life, every economic background and every race. It affects children, teenagers, adults and seniors.”

“The main goal of this class is to introduce them to (the) community resource and seek help or at least have the courage to speak with someone,” said Erin Been, health teacher at Carson High School.

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