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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY CENTER NEWS!

 
 
 
 
TAKE THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PLEDGE NOW! 
 
 
I pledge to take action against domestic violence by choosing not to remain silent.
 
Instead, I will speak up for those in my neighborhood, family, work, or school who are victims of abuse. 
 
I will create a peaceful and safe environment in my home, and will not raise my hand in violence nor my voice in anger.
 
By living this pledge, I am joining with others to end violence in my home and community. 

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 The Domestic Violence Advocacy Center (DVA Center) expresses sincere gratitude for the ongoing support that everyone has provided in 2016! Your generous and thoughtful contributions to the DVA Center provides free services and support to young adult, men and women who are experiencing domestic violence. Your generosity restores dignity and gives hope & healing to victims and survivors. From victim, to survivor, to thriver, you make this journey possible. Let's do this together n 2017!
Stay Strong, Stay Safe!

January 11, 2016- Thank You! Verizon Wireless and Philadelphia Eagles for Packs for Pride for children affected by Domestic Violence.
 
Thank you for providing Packs for Pride for children affected by domestic violence. Pride does matter to those who are exposed to domestic violence. The back packs filled with essential items and toys are given to children who are seeking safety at the doorstep of a safe house or an emergency overnight safe spot, in the lobby outside a court room or outside a police interview room when a parent (mother or father) is seeking an order of protection, oftentimes including the children in the protection order, and to children whose parents are attending survivor support groups while they patiently wait for Mom or Dad in another room. These back packs are also given to children during supervised visitation exchanges as they are often feel invisible when they are shuttled between households. When children experience abuse in the home, it is experienced in isolation, these back packs bring them out of isolation and show them they do matter, they are visible and someone cares. 
Verizon employees, you make it Better. 

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Marcia Phillips,Esq, Brandon Bair, Ida Petkus, Kate Oldfield, Swoop

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Ida Petkus, Philadelphia Eagle's Mascot SWOOP

Thank you for joining us on OCTOBER 1, 2015 at 11am EST, in a SHARED MOMENT of SILENCE. 
 

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Please join Ida Petkus, Patricia Seidman, Marcia Phillips, and DVA Center Staff & volunteers.

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TAKE THIS PLEDGE ON ANY DAY!
SET a TIME to STAND TOGETHER  to TAKE THE PLEDGE with family, friends, co-workers, coaches, teammates, acquaintances and someone you don't know!
The Pledge: ‪‎I pledge‬ to take action against ‎domestic violence‬ by choosing not to remain silent. Instead, I will speak up for those in my neighborhood, family, work or school who are victims of abuse.I will create a peaceful and safe environment in my home; and will not raise my hand in violence nor my voice in anger. By living this pledge, I am joining with others to end violence in my home and community.
Share this pledge against abuse. Thank you!

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The Domestic Violence Advocacy Center 2015 National Realtor Association's Award Finalist!

DONATE TO THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY CENTER TODAY! 

We need your donation to provide Support groups, Emergency Overnight Stays, Educational Workshops and other Confidential Services to Help young adults, men and women experiencing Domestic Violence. Thank You!

 
 
 
 
SAY NO MORE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: SETTING YOUR BOUNDARIES WORKSHOP 

Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

Join the Domestic Violence Advocacy Center (DVA Center) for this personal workshop on setting boundaries for yourself….not others.  Pet friendly.
 
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THE VAULT17 women's support group. Confidential weekly meetings. Call 609.265.9000 for time and location. FREE. Time to clean out your toxic closet, say good bye to toxic friends, co-workers and intimate relationships. Unpack your emotional bags in a the Safety of a Confidential and Supportive setting.
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Domestic Violence Final Restraining Order (FRO)  Court Process Informational Workshops. SUNDAYS 3-5PM 
Helping young adults, men and women navigate the court process to provide a positive courthouse experience. Designed for those recently issued a TRO awaiting a FRO Hearing. Workshop Leader is a DV Advocate. This is not a Legal Clinic.
 
MOTHERS & CHILDREN: SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP
SUNDAYS 10-NOON  
INCLUDES WEGMANS HEALTHY SNACKS & MENU PLANNING!
Thank you to Wegmanns for your generosity & community caring! 
 

Registration Required for all workshops. All workshops Free. Call 609-265-9000.
 
 

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10/3/2014 -Dr. Phil hosts domestic violence summit #DVSummit14

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Ida Petkus with Robin McGraw at DVSummit14

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Ida Petkus with Dr. Phil at DVSummit14

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Ida Petkus with Phumzil Mlambo, UN Executive Director for Girls & Women Worldwide

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#DVSummit14

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (WUSA9) -- Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw have partnered with Verizon to host a day-long summit Friday, October, 3 on domestic violence.

The summit will include the following speakers:

Robin McGraw, CEO, When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation
  • Dr. Phil McGraw, Host and Executive Producer, Dr. Phil
  • Torod Neptune, Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, Verizon Wireless
  • Christi Paul, News Anchor/Correspondent, CNN & HLN
  • Goldie Taylor, Social Justice Correspondent + MSNBC Contributor
  • Chris Johnson, former member of the Super Bowl champions Baltimore Ravens
  • Dr. Charles Sophy, Medical Director, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
  • Pat Harvey, Co-Anchor, CBS2
  • Katie Ray-Jones, CEO, National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Ruben Studdard, Performer

You can watch the live stream from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST and join the conversation on Twitter using #DVSummit14.

10/7/2014- MEDFORD, NJ TOWNSHIP COUNCIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS PROCLAMATION CEREMONY

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Ida Petkus

SWOOP TO VERIZON WIRELESS!
 
December 2013- Domestic Violence Advocacy Center awarded "PACKS FOR PRIDE" FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Thank you to the Philadelphia Eagles, Kurt Coleman, Swoop, Verizon Wireless and it's employees! 
Philadelphia Eagle Kurt Coleman, right of center, and Philadelphia Tri-State Region President, Rob Miller, center, joined domestic violence agencies from across the region, including representatives from the Domestic Violence Advocay Center (DVA Center) of Burlington County, Women Against Abuse, Women In Transition, Latin American Community Center, Children’s Home of Easton, A Woman’s Place, People’s Place, Congreso, Delaware Coalition Against DV, Camden County Women’s Center . Each agency received backpacks to distribute to children of families affected by domestic violence.

DVA Center Director, Ida Petkus, right of center.
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DVA Center Director, Ida Petkus, pictured with Philadelphia Eagle Kurt Coleman, right of center.

MARCH 2013 - Ida Petkus, Executive Director named Outstanding Woman of Burlington County by Advisory Council on Women and Board of Freeholders of Burlington County

Outstanding Women of Burlington County Honored

Honoree, Ida Petkus, seated center.
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Erin Lawler, Dionne Higginbotham, Ida Petkus, Kristi Ikeda, Sandra Massi, Jennifer Braverman

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Pets & Domestic Violence

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 Saturday,October 5, 2013  and Saturday, October 4, 2014 is National SAF-T Day

In recognition of The 4th Annual National Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T) Day

JOIN US at the DVA Center

11AM-1PM

for a Free Domestic Violence Safety & Support Workshop

or join our online CHAT 9PM-11PM that evening

Registration is Required

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR SAF-T DAY.

THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY CENTER (DVA CENTER) IS A PUBLIC CHARITY.  CONTRIBUTIONS  ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE UNDER SECTION 170 OF THE 501(c)(3) INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.  TAX ID  26-1997681.

THE 
2nd ANNUAL "DOG WASH" 
WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
Look Below!  Also supported by our feline friends!
Held Friday, April 27,2012
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE B.C.I.T. VET TECH STUDENTS 
FOR YOUR TIME & TALENT! 
Providing for the Pets of Victims of Domestic Violence 
Thank you! 

OUR BATHING BEAUTIES !

 

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Hosted by B.C.I.T. Veterinary Technology, Marne Veterinary Clinic

and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Center.

Held at B.C.I.T. Campus   10 Hawkins Rd, Medford NJ     

 


SWOOP TO VERIZON WIRELESS!
December 2011- Domestic Violence Advocacy Center awarded "PACKS FOR PRIDE" FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. 

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BR Center-Steve Smith, Eagles, Mario Turco, President Verizon Wireless, Ida Petkus, SWOOP, Eagles

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Steve Smith, Mario Turco, Ida Petkus, SWOOP, Michael Redford, SANTA

THANK YOU VERIZON FOUNDATION
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY CENTER ONE OF 14 NEW JERSEY AGENCIES
AWARDED $10,000 GRANT!


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October 26, 2011 (L to R) Claudia Ratzlaff (Board member NJ Coalition for Battered Women), Lisa von Pier, Director of the Division of Prevention and Community Partnerships, Dennis Bone (President Verizon New Jersey), Ida Petkus, Agency Director ( Domestic Violence Advocacy Center of Tree House  Haven ), Asw Mary Pat Angelini (Dist 11), Asm David Wolfe (Dist 10).

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THANK YOU TO THE MARLTON WOMANS CLUB of New Jersey
for your generous donation and support for victims of domestic violence! 
October 24, 2011  Domestic Violence Education Presentation
by Ida Petkus, Agency Director (back row, center)

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Domestic Violence Advocacy Center Victim Advocates Kate Oldfield and Ida Petkus, Agency Director, chat with Bud's Run founder Ellen Fifield at the finish line.

October 15th
Thank you
to the
Bud Fifield Family
for a great domestic violence awareness event!
Congrats walkers & runners!
Thank you
Christina for ZUMBA warmups!
Mt Holly & Lumberton Police Departments 
  Everyone that volunteered & donated so generously! 
 
Bud Fifield was a true advocate and friend.   
Not only do I miss Bud very much, I miss his everyday dedication to advocacy and domestic violence,
Bud always put victims first and with dignity and respect. 
-Ida M Petkus, Agency Director Domestic Violence Advocacy Center

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BUDSRUN IV 
RUN.WALK.RACE. to End Domestic Violence
BUD FIFIELD MEMORIAL RUN
4 mi Run / 1.5 mi 2-KID Relay / 1.5 mi Walk
Course: Historic Mt Holly, NJ / USATF Certified