Events

Oct
2
Mon
Near-Fatal Strangulation Training @ St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Near-Fatal Strangulation Training

Sponsored by Women In Need, Inc.

 

Presented By: Casey Gwinn, Esq.

Casey Gwinn spent the first ten years of his career in San Diego as a Deputy City Attorney creating one of the leading Domestic Violence Units in America and then served as the elected City Attorney for 8 years. He led the effort to open the San Diego Family Justice Center, a multi-agency collaborative designed to serve victims of domestic violence and their children and he helped lead the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative for President George Bush. Today, Casey is the visionary behind the Family Justice Center movement and Camp HOPE America, the first evidence-based camping and mentoring program in the country for children impacted by child abuse and domestic violence.

 

Training Topics Include:

  • Primary/Predominant Aggressor- including dual arrests
  • Effective Handling of Near-Fatal Strangulation Cases
  • Working Collaboratively in Domestic Violence Cases
  • Impacts of Childhood Trauma on Victimization and Perpetration

 

October 2, 2017

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
750 Norland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17233

Registration begins at 8:00 am
Coffee and pastries will be served
Lunch is not provided

Register below or call 717.264.3056 for more information.

This training is FREE and PCCD approved for 7 hours of training.

Registration is limited to the first 100 people.


Oct
14
Sat
Dancing with the Cars @ Jennings Chevrolet
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 12:00 am

Join us for our annual

 

Saturday, October 14th, 2017
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

 

Tickets: $100 per person

Includes: 3 course meal with wine and beer.

 

Wine and cheese hors d’oeuvres from 6pm until 7pm.
Dinner will begin at 7pm.
Music by the Nik Lite band for your enjoyment until 11pm.
Live and silent auctions throughout the evening.

 

Sponsored by:

 

 Call 717.372.6660 for questions and to purchase tickets.

 

Oct
17
Tue
#Stand4WIN Social Media Event
Oct 17 all-day
Oct
20
Fri
Mindfulness Seminar & Beginner’s Yoga @ St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

About Toru Sato

Toru Sato received his Ph.D. in Psychology at York University in Canada.   He is currently a Professor at Shippensburg University and is passionate about learning and teaching about emotions, human relationships, consciousness, and spirituality. He is the author of “The Ever-Transcending Spirit” and is currently working on new book about meditation.  He enjoys working with individuals on their personal development and often incorporates meditative techniques into his work with them.  He has also had the privilege to facilitate many meditation sessions at Shippensburg University as well as the neighboring community since 2011.

 

This event is free to attend. Please register below to guarantee space.

If able, please provide your own yoga mat or blanket. WIN has limited yoga mats.

 

Nov
17
Fri
Combating Human Trafficking Training @ Fulton Theater
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Combating Human Trafficking: A Cross-Systems Trauma-Informed Approach to Investigations, Prosecutions, and Victim Services

Sponsored by Women In Need, Inc.

 

Presented By:  Shea M. Rhodes, Esq., Detective Les Glauner, and Jamie Manirakiza

 Shea M. Rhodes, Esq. has dedicated her career to combating violence against women, protecting the rights of those who are oppressed or exploited, and championing human rights. She is the statewide legal expert on Pennsylvania laws related to sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. As the Co-Founder and Director of the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute) at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Ms. Rhodes works with and on behalf of victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Detective Les Glauner has been a police officer with the Upper Merion Township Police Department, King of Prussia, PA for 18 years. He has been in the investigations division of the police department for 13 years. Detective Glauner is assigned to investigate juvenile related crimes, sexual exploitation of children, abuser against children, and human trafficking. He is currently cross sworn with the Philadelphia FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, and is a nationally board HT Investigator through the McAfee Institute.

As Director of Anti-Trafficking for the Salvation Army, Jamie Manirakiza engages in community outreach and uses her extensive background in and knowledge of clinical and macro social work to provide a wide range of comprehensive services for victims of human trafficking. Most notably, Ms. Manirakiza supervises all of the New Day to Stop Trafficking (NDST) Anti-Trafficking efforts for the Salvation Army in Greater Philadelphia. Her responsibilities include managing funding, seeking federal and local grants, supervising staff and developing programs. The NDST program includes working with women suffering from various forms of the commercial sex industry from on the ground services at the New Day Drop-in Center for women in Kensington, to Family Court accompaniment with juvenile survivors of HT. Most recently Ms Manirakiza has worked with the New Day team to open up a residential program for female survivors of trafficking.

 

November 17, 2017
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Fulton Theatre – 101 Lincoln Way W #102, McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Light refreshments will be provided; lunch is on your own.

This training is FREE.

 

May
4
Fri
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes @ King Street Church
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take the first step to end sexual violence!

WIN’s sixth annual walk will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018! We’re looking for men to don a pair of bright red high heels and walk just 6 blocks along Main Street in Downtown Chambersburg.

Register below as an individual walker or as a team of up to 4 walkers. Registration fee includes a Walk A Mile t-shirt and the use of high-heels during the walk.

 

Don’t forget to get sponsors!

A big part of this event is getting sponsors to donate to your walk! Tell others that you are walking to raise awareness about sexual violence and all the money raised will go to support Women In Need’s programs and services to help victims.

Use the Sponsor page to get friends, family, and co-workers to pledge money. Set a personal goal for how much you want to raise and try to reach your goal!

Collect money from sponsors before the event and either bring them to Women In Need or to the event! The individual and team who raise the most money will be recognized with their very own Walk A Mile plague to display and brag about.


 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much does it cost to participate?
A: Registration fees cost $20 for an Individual Walker and $15 for Team Members. The registration fee includes a Walk a Mile t-shirt and the use of WIN’s high-heels during the event. We also ask that walkers collect sponsorships for the walk.

Q: How do I collect sponsorships?
A: It’s easy! Download a Sponsorship Form here and use it to help you raise money. Set a personal goal about how much you want to raise and get out there! Talk to your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, church members, etc. and tell them that you are walking to raise awareness about sexual violence. Collect any money that people pledge and you can either bring it to Women In Need or bring it to the event.

This year, your sponsors can also donate to your or your team online! After you register, tell them to go to www.winservices.org/wamdonate. They can select your name and donate. You can also check this page to see which individual walker and which team has raised the most money!!

Q: Our team has more than 4 people. Can we still be a team?
A: Teams are up to 4 people. But you can split up into more than one team and make it a competition!

Q: Can we make signs or posters to carry?
A: Yes! We encourage you or your team to get creative! You can make signs showing your or your organization’s best anti-rape slogan or have team shirts, buttons, etc. However, all signs, shirts, etc. must be appropriate for the event and event staff have the right to not allow profane, vulgar, or inappropriate materials during the walk. Some examples of good slogans are:

  • Don’t just talk the talk; walk the walk
  • Rape is not OK
  • Yes means Yes!
  • Consent: Did you get it?
  • Real Men Don’t Rape
  • We [Team or Organization] Don’t Tolerate Sexual Violence!

Q: Can females participate?
A: Registration is open only to males, but women can participate in other ways. This year, we are encouraging women to wear red flat shoes and walk alongside the men in heels to show solidarity. They can also come out to cheer you on and sponsor you.

Any other questions, please feel free to give our office a call at 717.264.3056, or follow us on Facebook for updates.

 


Oct
2
Tue
Purple Purse 2018
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 1:45 pm

What is Purple Purse?

Purple Purse is an online fundraising competition. Agencies across the country compete to earn the most donations and complete challenges to earn bonus cash prizes. The agency that receives the most donations also wins the $100,000 prize!

 

Where does the money go?

100% of donations received on our campaign page goes directly to Women In Need. Allstate is also giving away $265,000 in cash prizes, including the grand prize of $100,000 to the agency who raises the most.

 

Can I give WIN cash or a check for Purple Purse?

Unfortunately, no. Purple Purse is an online fundraiser and all donations toward the event must be made through our campaign page. Click on the button below to go to our page.

Can I raise money for WIN?

Yes! If you go to our campaign page, you can click Join Team. Friends, family, and co-workers can then donate to your team without you having to worry about collecting any monies! All donations your team receives will come directly to WIN.

 

What are the challenges?

Each week there will be a challenge where WIN can earn extra prize monies. Here is a list of each challenge!

 

 

Oct
12
Fri
Paint Night Fundraiser @ Five Forks Church
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Friday, October 12th

Painting starts at 7:00 PM

Five Forks Church Fellowship Hall
9244 Five Forks Road, Waynesboro

Tickets: $35 per person

Proceeds from this event will benefit Women In Need, Inc.’s Purple Purse Campaign.


 

Oct
19
Fri
STOP Training 2018 @ First United Methodist Church
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

STOP Training 2018

Presented by Kevin McNeil

Sponsored by Women In Need, Inc.

 

Kevin McNeil is a Motivational Speaker, abuse activist, and the CEO of the Twe12e Project, an organization that educates the world on the effects of abuse on individuals, families, and communities. Kevin’s passion is to help others heal from the effects of abuse. He is a renowned speaker who shares lessons from his own life experiences that transform, motivate, and inspire an individual’s mindset and potential. As a consultant, Kevin’s mission is to “motivate change in the world through abuse education,” and his vision is to “create a better tomorrow for today’s children.”

Kevin retired from the DeKalb County Police Department after 20 years. He served twelve years as a Special
Victims Unit Detective, and eight years as a Police Officer. His training and attention to detail helped him
solve several high-profile serial rape cases in the Atlanta area. Kevin’s background coupled with his
extensive research on trauma and the effects of abuse, defines and differentiates his message. He travels
across the country speaking on topics relevant to Child Advocacy Centers, Police Departments, Department
of Family and Children Services, District Attorney’s Offices, athletic organizations, schools and universities,
parents and foster parents, as well as community members. Kevin has appeared on numerous radio,
television, and podcast programs, and has been featured in several magazine articles.

In addition to law enforcement training, Kevin obtained his Master of Divinity Degree from the
Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of six published books, several
of which empower others to live out their God-given purpose. Kevin’s talks reveal a positive, practical, and
strategic approach to support others in realizing their biggest dreams and potential. He motivates
individuals to draw closer to their strength through his books, workshop trainings, business coaching,
character refinement, and with honest, confident, and respectful communication.

 

 

October 19, 2018
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

First United Methodist Church
225 S Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201

This training is FREE.
Coffee and pastries will be served. Lunch is on your own.

 

Click Here to Download Training Schedule and Lunch Options

 

Oct
27
Sat
Beyond the Mask Masquerade @ Wilson College
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm

 

A Masquerade Reception benefiting Women In Need, Inc.

October 27, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cocktail attire, Mask Required
Wilson College – Laird Hall

 

Heavy hors d’oeuvres
Beverages
Unique live entertainers
Silent auction
Allstate Purple Purse Challenge designer purse raffle
Costume contest
Photo opportunities.

 

Masquerade attire, stage makeup and theatrical hair are encouraged.

Limited masks will be available at the event for a $20 donation.

*Non-alcoholic beverages available; but, Must be 21 to attend


Tickets on sale October 2 until October 19

Limited tickets available ~ $65.00 per guest ~ Online Purchase Only **

To Get Your Tickets

1. Click the Online Ticket Sales button above to go to our Beyond the Mask Purple Purse Campaign page on CrowdRise.com. (link will open in a new window)

2. Click the Purple DONATE NOW button on the right side of the page.

3. Make an online donation for each ticket [$65.00 for one ticket, $130.00 for two, $195.00 for three, etc.]

4. Your emailed receipt will serve as your ticket to the event.

 


Beyond the Mask is a cashless event, all donations and transactions will be made by credit card, online, though the Crowdrise platform.
Tax deductible receipt sent via electronic mail 

All proceeds go directly to Women in Need to fund services for victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Financial Abuse in Franklin & Fulton Counties.

 

 

Sponsored by: