The 4th Annual Casino for a Cause benefitting the Resource & Crisis Center (RCC) of Galveston County will be held the evening of Saturday, July 27th at the Tremont House. The organization is thrilled to be holding the event for the first year at the Tremont House. In addition to an evening of exciting casino gaming, including poker, roulette, craps, and slot machines, RCC advises guests to look forward to great additions to this year’s Casino for a Cause that include live music from the local band Two Bit Karma, an island themed buffet prepared by the creative catering team at the Tremont House, an extensive silent auction, and announcer Bob Ford, the Voice of the Astros. The excitement of the evening will not end until the winners of the finest jackpot prizes have been announced.
Most importantly, the fun and excitement of the evening is not the true reason that we will be gathering for the Casino for a Cause event. All proceeds from the 4th Annual Casino for a Cause will benefit men, women, and children in the Galveston County community that are seeking safety and healing from family violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. A victim who has received services from the Resource & Crisis Center best explains how the proceeds of Casino for a Cause make a true difference in the lives of families by telling her story:
“At the Resource and Crisis Center I was received with open arms and non-judgmental staff. I was constantly reminded that it was not my fault and that I had the right to live without fear and violence. I was provided with crisis counseling, safety planning and assistance with food and clothing. I also received assistance in obtaining a two year protective order against my abuser. I strongly feel that without the help of the Resource and Crisis Center, I could have lost my life or had my child taken from me, due to the violence in the home. I can now live at peace with my child and show him that violence is not the answer.”
We invite you to join us at Casino for a Cause and contribute to changing the lives of families throughout our community. Sponsorships and individual tickets are available now. Find out more here or contact Samantha Coats, by phone at (409) 443-0523 or by email at email@example.com.
The Resource & Crisis Center (RCC) would like to thank 3rd Coast Syndicate for their consistent support of the organization. In March, 3rd Coast Syndicate hosted the 3rd Annual Helping Hands Festival with all proceeds benefiting the men, women, and children receiving services at RCC. The hard-work and dedication of this group allows for RCC to continue to offer services to family violence, sexual assault, and child abuse victims throughout Galveston County. Thank you to the wonderful men and women of 3rd Coast Syndicate that have made this event possible!
April is a busy month for the Resource & Crisis Center – it is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. RCC has organized four events throughout the month bring awareness to and education about the issues of sexual assault and child abuse. By joining us at these events, you will be educating the community about the terrible realities of interpersonal violence and demonstrating support for the men, women, and children who have experienced sexual assault or child abuse.
Take Back the Night Walk
Monday, April 1st at 45th Street and Seawall from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Over 50% of all sexual assaults that occur in the United States are not reported. Take Back the Night is a movement to bring awareness and change to end sexual violence of all kinds. The Resource & Crisis Center invites all to join us as we light-up the night with glow sticks during a 5K walk along the seawall in support of survivors throughout our community.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation
Tuesday, April 2nd in front of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Depatment located at 5700 Aveneu H, Galveston, TX at 11:00 AM
The national theme for 2013 Sexual Assault Awareness Month is “It’s Time to Talk About It.” In honor of this theme, please join the Resource & Crisis Center for a county wide proclamation declaring April Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month announced by the Galveston County District Attorney, Jack Roady.
Child Abuse Awareness “Chalk Walk”
Monday, April 8th at original Galveston County Courthouse at 722 Moody Avenue at 5:30 PM
RCC and the Court Appointed Special Advocates program invite the community to chalk the sidewalks outside of the Galveston County Courthouse with pictures and logos in support of child abuse prevention awareness. All children at the event will get to place a pinwheel in the ground in honor of a child in foster care.
Sexual Assault Awareness Poetry Slam
Saturday, April 27th at MOD Coffeehouse from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
RCC invites everyone in the community to join us for an open-mic style poetry slam honoring victims of sexual assault.
Please contact Shannon Samuelson, Outreach Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (409) 443-0511 for more information. We look forward to seeing you at events throughout the month!
Third Coast Syndicate and the Resource & Crisis Center joined Deborah Duncan on Great Day Houston this morning to promote the Helping Hands Festival, a fundraiser benefitting RCC. The Helping Hands Festival is a family friendly festival with activities for those of all ages sponsored by Third Coast Syndicate, a charitable club out of Texas City. At the festival there will be live music by Sam Navarro and the Lone Star Devils, bounce houses and face paiting for the kids, as well as live and silent auctions. Additionally, there will be a car and bike show on display during the festival. BBQ plates prepared by the award-winning Double M Cookers will be available for $7 during pre-sale and $9 at the door. You can purchase your BBQ plate tickets in advance here. Learn more about the festival by visiting the Helping Hands Festival webpage. Join Third Coast Syndicate and RCC as we raise awareness of family violence, sexual assault, and child abuse and support victims from our community!
Every Valentine’s Day Dr. Sanders, Dr. Ricano, and the women of Bay Colony Chiropractic generously donate their time and services to raise funds for the Resource & Crisis Center. These funds help the Resource & Crisis Center continue to offer needed services such as 24-hour emergency shelter to families fleeing abuse, advocacy and support for survivors, protective order assistance to men and women in fear for their famlies’ physical safety, and individual counseling.
This is not the first time Dr. Sanders and Dr. Ricano have provided their time and talent to benefit the community. Dr. Sanders recalls commemorating Valentine’s Day by making this generous donation to the Resource & Crisis Center through her practice for the past 18 years. In addition, Bay Colony Chiropractic conducts three other “Charity Days” throughout the year. Thank you very much to Bay Colony Chiropractic and all of the patients who contributed to this generous donation!
The production of the Vagina Monologues organized by the Gay/Straight Alliance of Galveston last Thursday evening was a huge success!
But don’t worry if you missed it, the group will be performing a second showing this Friday, February 15th at 8:00 PM at 3rd Coast Bar Downtown located at 2416 Post Office Street.
This showing is free of charge, but the performers will be accepting donations to benefit the Resource & Crisis Center.
Seating is limited and the show is expected to fill up quick. Please arrive early and come out to support the Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County!
The Gay/Straight Alliance of Galveston is staging a production of The Vagina Monologues, an episodic play featuring monologues read by women of all backgrounds touching on aspects of the feminine experience. The production is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, honest, and thought-provoking. The play will be held Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 PM at Levin Hall on the UTMB campus. All proceeds from the $5 entrance fee will benefit the Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County.
This year, the Verizon Foundation has become a first time supporter of the Resource & Crisis Center. The Foundation has agreed to fund an education project that will promote family violence and sexual assault education among medical and other professionals throughout the Galveston County community. Through this project, RCC and the Verizon Foundation will encourage victimized families to seek help from RCC and increase support for survivors of family violence and sexual assault in our community.
The entire Galveston County community would like to thank the Verizon Foundation for creating safety and security in our neighborhoods. Thank you, Verizon Foundation!