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Sobrevivientes De La Violencia Doméstica Recibirán Becas ‘Cycle For Change’ En Una Ceremonia Especial

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El año pasado la Procuraduría del Condado en colaboración con Villa Maria, un refugio para mujeres sin hogar de nuestra localidad, iniciaron un proyecto para combatir la violencia domestica a través de un evento ciclista denominado "Cycle for Change: From Surviving to Thiving." El evento ciclista fue creado para cambiar el enfoque tradicional de ‘romper" el ciclo de la violencia, a uno de "cambiar la actitud mental de las sobrevivientes de la violencia" una vez que rompieron ese ciclo. El propósito principal del evento fue recaudar fondos a beneficio de mujeres sobrevivientes de la violencia doméstica, para costearles oportunidades educativas y servicios terapéuticos con la idea de que nunca más vuelvan a caer en las garras de una relación abusiva.

El evento inicial se realizó el 27 de Octubre del 2013 en el Parque Album, y en él participaron más de 300 ciclistas, lográndose recaudar más de $5,000 para el fondo de becas.

El miércoles 2 de julio, 2014, la Procuradora del Condado Jo Anne Bernal y directivos del refugio Villa Maria entregarán las primeras 9 becas de hasta $500 cada una. Cada mujer galardonada es una sobreviviente de la violencia doméstica que ha demostrado fortaleza para salir adelante y deseos de superación.  

QUIÉN:              Procuradora del Condado Jo Anne Bernal y sobrevivientes de la violencia doméstica

QUÉ:                  Ceremonia de entrega de becas "Cycle for Change"

CUÁNDO:         Miércoles 2 de julio, 2014, a las 12:00 p.m.

DÓNDE:             Refugio Villa Maria, 920 S. Oregon

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Ceremonia entrega de Becas 'Cycle for Change' Press Advisory.pdf 

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Survivors Of Domestic Violence To Receive First “Cycle For Change” Scholarships In A Special Ceremony
Last year the County Attorney's Office in collaboration with Villa Maria, a local shelter for homeless women, ventured into a new form of advocacy in the realm of domestic violence by creating the cycling event titled "Cycle for Change: From Surviving to Thriving." The cycling event was designed to shift the focus from breaking the cycle of violence, to changing the victim's mindset once the cycle was broken.  The purpose behind the event was to raise monies for local survivors of domestic violence so that they could partake in educational opportunities along with therapeutic services with the aspiration that they never again find themselves in the grip of an abusive relationship.

Last year, the inaugural event held on October 27, 2013 at Album Park, saw almost 300 cyclists and was able to raise more than $5,000 in scholarship monies. 

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, El Paso County Attorney, Jo Anne Bernal, along with representatives from Villa Maria will award the first nine "Cycle for Change" scholarships of up to $500. Each recipient was a victim of domestic violence who has demonstrated the ability to survive and the desire to thrive.

WHO:       County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal and survivors of domestic violence

WHAT:     "Cycle for Change" Scholarship Awards Ceremony

WHEN:     Wednesday July 2, 2014, at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Villa Maria Shelter, 920 S. Oregon

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Cycle for Change Award Ceremony Press Advisory.pdf 

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