Friday, February 27, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Two agencies, one mission

By
From page A5 | October 17, 2012 |

By Becky Heard, Heather Jeppeson and Lynnette Irlmeier

Partnerships are essential to agencies assisting children and families in need. They make services like the Yolo Crisis Nursery stronger.

This October (National Domestic Violence Awareness Month), we turn our attention to one of our strongest community links: the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County.

The statistics are alarming. One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Tragically, domestic violence rarely has just one victim. Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes and between 30 and 60 percent of domestic violence perpetrators also abuse the children in their home.

Children who witness and experience abuse are at heightened risk for emotional and behavioral problems. Often, abused parents feel helpless and alone, trapped in a dangerous relationship, unaware of available resources. Parents may stay for financial or emotional reasons, because they are afraid and don’t know where to go, or because they believe keeping the family together is best for the children.

Recently, Liz, a young mom who was being verbally and physically abused by her daughter’s father, felt that exact sense of helplessness. She didn’t know where to turn until she heard about the Yolo Crisis Nursery.

Liz thought if she could leave her 3 year-old daughter, Caroline, at the nursery while she stayed with friends — or even slept in her car — she might be able to get a job and eventually find a new, safe home for them to live.

Like many times before, the nursery staff knew exactly what to do. They called SADVC to find shelter for Liz and Caroline. There was no need for Liz to sleep in her car, and there was no need for mother and daughter to be apart overnight.

Throughout Liz’s stay, the two agencies continued to work together to provide needed services. The nursery cared for Caroline while Liz obtained a restraining order and searched for employment. SADVC provided counseling and professional clothing that enabled Liz to regain her footing.

Today, Liz has a great job and she and Caroline have their own apartment. Thanks to the seamless alliance between nursery and SADVC, this precious family received help when they needed it most.

The Yolo Crisis Nursery is proud to support SADVC and its upcoming Halloween Gala, “Unmasking Violence,” on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis.

The event will feature cocktails by Anna Del Castillo of Bella Bartending, live music by Roadhouse 5, costume contests and prizes, live and silent auctions, and catering by Jen and Gary Sleppy of The Shack. Tickets are $25, on sale at http://sadvc.eventbrite.com. More information is available at http://sadvc.org/events.html or by calling 530-661-6336.

Costumes are not required.

Even strong partnerships need help; you are an integral component of our success. Help “unmask violence” and support our efforts to change the course of many vulnerable lives by promoting happy, healthy families — all free from violence.

— Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson are co-presidents of Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery. Reach them at 530-386-2647. Lynnette Irlmeier is the executive director of SADVC. Reach her at 530-661-6336.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

.

News

Mother arrested for death of baby Justice Rees

By Lauren Keene | From Page:

 
 
New greenhouse will add to ‘Farm to Mouth’ program

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Learn about pollinators, gardens and honey at Yolo Basin fundraiser

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Can you give them a home?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2 | Gallery

For the record

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
Fire damages South Davis home

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Gerber nominations close Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Explorit: Humming right along

By Lisa Justice | From Page: A3

 
Flower arrangers feature S.F. designer

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Celebrate Africa on Saturday at I-House

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Chamber explores how to pay for Davis’ needs

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Wolk and Dodd team up to provide Napa earthquake tax relief

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Robb Davis to speak about homelessness, energy

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Spring sing-along is March 4

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Two free yoga classes offered March 12

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Take a night walk at Cache Creek

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Class of 1970 plans 45-year reunion

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Bicycle safety course to be offered in Davis

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Documentary on immigration issues will be screened

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
Learn about your brain on March 14

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

A fill-up mishap

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
Adopt a household for Bridge to Housing participants

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

Workshop will teach sustainable gardening methods

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

 
.

Forum

Tired of all of this

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Oral Health Project launches

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

Here an H, there an H

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

 
Cavalier attitude about bike safety

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

Start early to build healthy dental habits

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: B6

 
No extra cost for containers

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

.

Sports

Inquiring minds want to know about Aggies

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

 
Encouraging start for DHS boys tennis team

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Off day for Aggie men at UCSB

By Kim Orendor | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Aggie women fall to 4th after lackluster showing

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Lady Devils are on to the SJS semis

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Blue Devil boys expect a spike in production

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Late goal lifts Red Wings over Sharks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

Watney struggling at windy Honda Classic

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

 
.

Features

.

Arts

International Film Series to present ‘Jaffa’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

 
Monticello announces March schedule

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

The Artery presents ‘Stepping Into Nature’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
YoloArts’ Gallery 625 presents ‘The Poetry of Dots’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10 | Gallery

‘Focus': A sharply conceived caper

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
The Woodland Opera House announces 2015-16 season

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

.

Business

Nissan’s Z remains an affordable performer

By Ann M. Job | From Page: B3

 
Car Care: Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
.

Obituaries

Dieter W. Gruenwedel

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
George Miller Jr.

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Death notice: Celia E. Recchio

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Vernon E. Burton

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Comics: Friday, February 27, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B5