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When people grown up, especially from less than ideal (or what is envisioned as their goal), folks around them will often think -- will they still remember us?  There is a song that I am reminded of, too, that the Beatles sang, "[Link Removed] 

At any rate, Joe Biden, a Senator back in 1996 that aided and supported a Bill that passed allowing the development of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.  The law is now referred as the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), which was revised in 2006, and likely will be revised again as more concerns and needs arise.  Now, as Vice President, we felt honored for him to visit our facility and show us his continued support and recognition for our program.  

While here, he signed a banner.  See Photo of VP Biden's autograph on the 2 Million Calls banner at NDVH  Our caller application was demonstrated to him to show how resources are found in our database for victims calling the hotline.

When we work so hard with one crisis call after the other, it is always nice to see that there is appreciation for what we do at the White House level as well.


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      Mjmurphy wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • Yes, so glad you got that recognition Kathryn. It will help you all to continue to do your wonderful work!! I am so glad for this National Hotline and legislation. Back when I was trying to leave my ex I called the local hotline and they were frankly unhelpful and sounded bored. I asked them questions about resources to help me get out and they couldn’t answer any of my questions. So glad to see that there are other resources now, such as yours.



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      Kathryn Krastin wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • Thanks.  We try to help everyone that calls, whether it is safety planning and finding a counselling and/or support progam for while they remain, as well as shelters, counselors, support groups, legal advocates, court accompianiants, transitional housing, etc. after they have initial left and getting back on their feet.  Today, there are many more resources than back in 1996; however, there is still room to have many more resources that cover for victims of women, as well as men, and accommodating all sexual orientations.



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      Mjmurphy wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • Yes, oh yes, your work is so wonderful. These are the things that are needed and must have continued support to expand!



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      Kathryn Krastin wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • Expansion would be great!! :D

      Keeping fingers crossed....

      K



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • It’s nice that your work got some recognition!



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