Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020 is here. Domestic violence was already an epidemic before COVID-19, but the health crisis has caused a tremendous spike in incidents of abuse. Even as lockdown restrictions are lifted, the abuse will not simply end. It remains a critical time for survivors, and greater awareness, education, and bystander intervention are desperately needed. This October, join us in activating bystanders and sharing information that can help those who are experiencing violence during this unprecedented time.
After careful consideration, the Board of Directors, of the Gretchen S. Vapnar Community Crisis Center has decided to postpone the Spring Gala scheduled for Saturday, March 14. The safety and health of our guests, volunteers and staff are our top priorities. We appreciate the flexibility of our sponsors, donors, guests and the Q Center in St. Charles as we identify a new date, tentatively in July. Thank you for your patience and understanding. For questions, please call the Center