Events

May
6
Fri
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Please join us for our annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraising/awareness event!

 

When: Friday, May 6
Time: 5 p.m. Registration, Walk from 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Chambersburg – starting at King Street Church


 

This year, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is back in person! Join us in downtown Chambersburg to march against sexual violence.

As in previous years, anyone can register to walk and we offer various registration levels!

 

$25 – Walker Registration (males only): includes t-shirt and rental of high heels

$20 – Supporter Registration: includes t-shirt

$15 – Student Registration (under 18): includes t-shirt

 

All registrants are asked to help fundraise by collecting donations from friends, family, co-workers, etc. All of these donations go directly to WIN to provide services for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Franklin and Fulton counties.

 

Click the button below to make a donation to a walker or to the event.

 


To register, fill out the form below:

Jun
16
Thu
Digital Stalking & Other Technology Threats for Victims of Domestic Violence
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This 6-hour training, provided by Rob Soop, is a unique and eye-opening class for prosecutors, law enforcement, victim
advocates, school personnel and anyone working in the judicial system who wants to
learn more on how everyday technologies are being used (or misused) to avoid or
detect investigations, stalk someone, or learn personal details about a person and
their families. Not only will this class examine and demonstrate how individuals are
unwittingly providing information about themselves and their activities, it will also reveal
the ways perpetrators are accessing the information. Most importantly, the
training provides investigative tools and simple, inexpensive ways to help mitigate that
loss and protect the information.

*Rob Soop is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Computer Forensics Unit, and the Founder Lead Consultant for Specialized Investigative Consultants.*

WHEN: June 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Zoom

COST: FREE
To register, please complete the form below. Email any questions to ericw@winservices.org

 

 

 

Sep
1
Thu
Understanding Trauma
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Understanding trauma and the aftermath is important for anyone who works with victims. When a victim experiences trauma, certain indicators may be present that can offer insight into their behavior. Trauma can also affect a victim’s ability to remember and recall details of the event. When officers are trauma informed, it can minimize the likelihood of re-traumatizing the victim, and promote healing and empowerment. Another crucial area to emphasize is using trauma indicators as evidence, and how we can use this to hold those responsible for the trauma accountable. Misunderstanding trauma can lead to negative outcomes in investigations, and also pose potential long-term, devastating consequences for the victim, future victims, and community.

This training will focus on the brain and body’s response to trauma. We will also be discussing trauma-informed interviewing and talking about strategies to reframe questions in a trauma-informed manner. By the end of the training, participants will also understand the impact of accurate report writing and documenting trauma. We will wrap up with a discussion on vicarious trauma.

*Angela Weekes is a retired law enforcement officer with over 26 years of experience with specialized training in the areas of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child absuse.*

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022

WHERE: Zoom

COST: FREE
To register, please complete the form below. Email any questions to ericw@winservices.org

 

 

Oct
14
Fri
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Waynesboro
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Mainstreet Park, Waynesboro
Check-In starts at 5pm
Walk starts at 6pm


 

This year, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is coming to Waynesboro for the very first time!

 


Register as an individual walker or as a team of up to 4 members. Have more than 4 people? Create different teams and make it a challenge!

You also have the option of registering as a walker, supporter, or a student. All registrations come with a Walk a Mile t-shirt. Walker registration is for males only and also includes rental of red high heels. Supporter registration is for women or men who are not able to wear heels but still want to participate. Student registration is for students aged 17 and under and comes with rental of red high heels for males. See registration fees below:


Use the donation collection form (link below). You can also encourage donors to go to winservices.org/wamdonate to make a donation online.

All donations stay local at Women In Need to help us provide services free of charge to victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Franklin and Fulton counties.

Download Donation Form

 


The walk will begin at Mainstreet Park and go to Potomac Street and back. If WIN’s high heels were rented, they can be returned back at the park.

 


Come for the Walk, Stay for the Show!

Join us after the walk for a concert by

Bobby D and the Truckstop Burritos!

The concert will be at Mainstreet Park from 7pm-9pm.

Cover Charge: $5


Click one of the buttons below to register or donate to the event.

 

 

Dec
9
Fri
Dangerousness and Lethality Assessment
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

WHERE: Zoom

COST: FREE

TIME: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To register, please complete the form below. Email any questions to ericw@winservices.org

 

 

Mar
26
Sun
WIN Bingo Night @ American Legion
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for Bingo at the American Legion! All proceeds benefit Women in Need Inc. of Franklin and Fulton Counties. Doors open at 11am. Lunch will be served at 12pm and Bingo will begin at 1pm.

Apr
1
Sat
Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
May
5
Fri
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2023 @ Downtown Chambersburg
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mark your calendar for our next Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event! Local men and boys will put on a pair of red heels and walk in downtown Chambersburg to raise awareness of sexual violence in our community and raise funds for Women in Need.

More information coming soon!

May
22
Mon
Volunteer Training Begins
May 22 @ 5:00 pm

Looking for volunteer opportunities? On May 22nd, the next training session for Women in Need volunteers begins! This training is for Counselor/Advocate Volunteers and Community Volunteers.

Counselor/Advocate Volunteer (direct service with clients)
Training Includes:
  • 65-hour certified counselor/advocate training
  • 3-hour mandated reporter training
  • 5 hours of practicum
The 65-hour training is held at the WIN office Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm-7:30/8pm.
Community Volunteer (providing community education)
Training Includes:
  • 20-hour training
  • 3-hour mandated reporter training
  • 5-hour education program training
Qualifications for the volunteer program and how to apply:
Complete the volunteer application here. Then, once the application is completed, you will need to complete an interview with the volunteer coordinator and provide copies of PA criminal background check as well as Child Abuse and FBI clearances. Previous clients of WIN can apply, but they must not have received services within the last 2 years.