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The Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW)

Joni Kaiser founded the Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) in 1977. The Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) was the first domestic violence program in the state of Nevada. CAAW is a northern Nevada non-profit organization that provides free confidential services in an effort to bring an end to family violence in Washoe County.

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Family Violence Statistics

  • Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined.
  • About 25% of women and 8% of men are raped or physically assaulted by their spouse, partner, or dating partner in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 3 female homicide victims are murdered by their current or former partner.
  • Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes.
  • Nearly three out of four (74%) of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.
  • 50% of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children.

 

CAAW can provide you with the following free services:

  • 24-Hour Hotline
  • Support Groups
  • Legal Support/Assistance with Temporary Protection Orders (TPOs)
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy at Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Transportation/Food/Clothing
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Children’s Programs
  • Transitional Housing

 

Goals of CAAW:

Provide a safe-haven where victims can come to for aid and shelter.

Raise awareness of domestic-violence and overall abuse in Washoe County.

Provide individuals and families with a step-by-step path to safer and healthier living.

Provide individualized service plans as well as the caring support victim’s needs.

Prevent abuse and domestic violence from re-occurring.

With access to our support groups, housing options and legal referrals, those who come to CAAW for help are able to start rebuilding their lives immediately. Whether it’s a phone call to our 24-hour hotline for advice or a need for immediate emergency help like housing, CAAW provides support in any and all capacities for families experiencing violence.

CAAW provides free, confidential, bilingual services to families in Washoe County as they seek to end the abuse in their lives. CAAW offers men, women and children emergency shelter, transitional housing, protection orders, and support programs. It also operates a 24-hour crisis hotline. CAAW provides individuals and families with a step-by-step path to safer and healthier living through individualized service plans as well as the caring support victim’s needs.

Do you have a story you want to share about your experiences with domestic violence and abuse? Do you just want to talk?

CAAW is here to help and here for support. CAAW can be an outlet to escape the harsh environments of abuse and we can help find sanctuary.

Feel free to contact us, leave any feed back!!

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/9/2014

Kirk Jackson

Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW)

(775) 329-4150

http://caaw.org/

CAAW Volunteer Opportunities

Reno, Nev (Dec. 9, 2014): The Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) is offering volunteer opportunities for community members.

One of our most critical needs is for volunteers to answer the crisis call line on evenings and weekends. There is a need for hot line volunteers to complete a 40 hour training program, which includes an 8 class course where attendance is mandatory.

The classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays on Feb. 10, 12, 17, 19 and on March 10, 12, 17 and 19.

“We will be hosting CAAW Connections at our administrative office,” said Executive Director Denise Yoxsimer. “This is a meeting, where staff, board volunteers and clients will vision and values of the CAAW program.

The CAAW Connections meeting will take place January 15th 4:30 pm on 1735 Vassar St., Reno, NV.

Founded by Joni Kaiser in 1977, the Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) was the first domestic violence program in the state of Nevada. CAAW is a northern Nevada non-profit organization that provides free confidential services in an effort to bring an end to family violence in Washoe County.

CAAW provides free, confidential, bilingual services to families in Washoe County as they seek to end the abuse in their lives. CAAW offers men, women and children emergency shelter, transitional housing, protection orders, and support programs. It also operates a 24-hour crisis hotline. CAAW provides individuals and families with a step-by-step path to safer and healthier living through individualized service plans as well as the caring support victim’s needs.

Contact: Frank Blakeney at (775) 329-4150 or at frankb@caaw.org.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/8/2014

Kirk Jackson
Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW)
(775) 329-4150
http://caaw.org/

2014 Hannah Humanitarian Award Luncheon

Reno, Nev (Dec. 8, 2014): The Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) hosted its annual Hannah Humanitarian Award Luncheon to coincide with national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The event took place October 17, 2014 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“The Hannah Humanitarian Luncheon was a great success this year, due to the amazing generosity of the attendees,” said Director Frank Blakeney.

Former Secretary of State and Attorney General, Frankie Sue Del Papa, was the 2014 recipient of the Hannah Humanitarian Award. During her time as Attorney General, Del Papa established the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, an advisory committee focused on eliminating and preventing domestic violence by raising awareness of the issue in Nevada.

“We exceeded our goal for overall fundraising, but more importantly, our Hannah guests donated more than $ 13,000 that day to help us provide child care, emergency motel nights and transportation to our clients,” said Blakeney.

Serving as a keynote speaker for the event, Brenda Clubine, a survivor of domestic violence, spent 26 years in prison for killing her abusive husband. While in prison, despite her personal tragedy, she channeled her energies into supporting other incarcerated domestic violence victims.

Founded by Joni Kaiser in 1977, the Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) was the first domestic violence program in the state of Nevada. CAAW is a northern Nevada non-profit organization that provides free confidential services in an effort to bring an end to family violence in Washoe County.

CAAW provides free, confidential, bilingual services to families in Washoe County as they seek to end the abuse in their lives. CAAW offers men, women and children emergency shelter, transitional housing, protection orders, and support programs. It also operates a 24-hour crisis hotline. CAAW provides individuals and families with a step-by-step path to safer and healthier living through individualized service plans as well as the caring support victim’s needs.

Contact: Denise Yoxsimer (775) 329-4150 or denisey@caaw.org.

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TO: Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) Staff
FROM: Kirk Jackson
DATE: Dec. 9
SUBJECT: Awareness

The plan is to spread the awareness of domestic violence and to share the services that CAAW has to offer to the Northern Nevada community.
With the advent of social media, the successful use Twitter, Facebook and other applications is critical to the success of spreading our business operations.
The CAAW has a shelter that can hosts up to 21 people, the goal is to expand and increase the capacity gradually by the end of the year. With increased awareness, we can make this dream a reality.
The Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) now has a twitter handle that I created,

https://twitter.com/CaawCommittee, a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/CAAWnv and blog.
Another initiative I set in motion to gain more recognition for CAAW is the release of two press releases. There was a press for the results of the Luncheon event that took place in Oct. 12 at the Atlantis Casino.
The second press release explains the upcoming events in the early part of the 2015. CAAW is seeking volunteers for the CAAW hot line that will provide 24 hour service. CAAW will also have a CAAW Connections meeting January 15th.
The meeting will feature staff from the CAAW administrative office, board volunteers and clients of the organization who will discuss the vision and values of the CAAW program.