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West Mountain Women’s Shelter Hoping to Raise $175,000 in Steps To Safety Campaign

It’s a walkway that for thousands of women and many children has been a path to safety. But the bricks in the front entranceway at Interval House on the west Mountain have begun to crumble and decay. “They’re from the original build,” said Interval House executive director Nancy Smith. The west Mountain women’s shelter opened in 1998 after moving up to that location from the east end, and the non-profit organization is looking to raise $175,000 for a new walkway and other improvements through its Steps to Safety campaign that began recently.

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A Fathers Impact

As a father, how you influence, foster a relationship, coach, teach and all the qualities that impact children is every day, all day. Years ago some of us may remember phrases we heard like “be a man”, “wait till your father gets home”, “you’re a girl, let a man do that”, “father knows best”, “you’re the man of the house”.  These phrases had a profound influence through media and, for many, how relationships formed between parent and child.  Thankfully and with many contributing factors (research, evolution, the women’s movement, etc.) the stereotype of being a “man”, a father, a partner, shifted.  How many of us remember the time dads were not allowed in the delivery room?  The celebration of being a dad took place in the waiting rooms with family and friends.  Hospitals today must now limit the number of people in the delivery room.  Fatherhood starts right at the beginning and never stops.

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“How Dare You” a true story song written from a lived experience

“How Dare You” is a true story song. Caroline Wiles was a young adult when her live-in partner became verbally and physically abusive. "I felt embarrassed and ashamed and I didn’t disclose this to anyone which is a common reaction....."

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