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Schwan’s Cares – Support Courage Connection!

Schwan’s Cares – Support Courage Connection!

The Schwan’s Cares Program is designed for individuals to give back to their community while enjoying all of their favorite Schwan’s foods. Schwan’s Home Delivery offers over 350 delicious items to choose from, and items are conveniently delivered to your door. For every Schwan’s purchase, Courage Connection will receive 20% during our 45-day campaign starting September 1, 2015! It doesn’t stop there – Courage Connection will...

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Financial Empowerment for Survivors

Financial Empowerment for Survivors

Courage Connection, with the help of the Allstate Foundation and the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is offering classes aimed at helping survivors of domestic violence overcome economic challenges and achieve financial independence. Money and financial stability can play a role in whether victims leave their abusers. When an individual faces leaving their financial security, which could include their home, income, benefits, etc., it can be devastating. The All...

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Courage Connection Partners with Virtual Legal Clinic

Courage Connection Partners with Virtual Legal Clinic

Leaving an abusive relationship is only the first step. Survivors can face an uphill battle when they seek justice through the legal system. Abusers often control the family’s finances—making it extremely difficult for the survivor to retain legal representation equal to that of her abuser. Additionally, facing an abuser in court is intimidating and can lead to a survivor being further re-victimized. And it can...

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Connections for a safer, stronger community

Connections for a safer, stronger community

Seeking to better understand and serve Champaign’s Northwest District, Lt. David Shaffer analyzed the data. What he found surprised and disturbed him. In 2012 Champaign police responded to over 1900 domestic disturbance calls, and over 500 of those calls came from Shaffer’s Northwest District. Even more troubling were the number of repeat offenders (three or more reports) on the list. He quickly realized, “I can’t...

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