Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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A raffle to benefit Lily's House shelter is underway in the Northwoods, sponsored by Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.

From now until July 4, the public can buy a $1 raffle ticket and split the winnings 50-50 to support Lily's House.

Executive Director Shellie Holmes says they have 10,000 tickets that are available at the Tri-County offices on Highway 47 north along with businesses in the area, including the other service communities of Eagle River and Crandon.

Holmes says this fundraiser is key to their efforts...

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Veterans Administration uses this month to raise awareness of veterans who are survival of military sexual trauma, defined as sexual assault or harrassment that occurred during military service.

Sarita Gruszynski is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.

Gruszynski says the number of cases is surprising..

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Braden Bayne-Allison is Sexual Assault Program Coordinator at Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Ken Krall talked to him about sexual assault and how victims can find help...

Tri-County has offices in Rhinelander, Crandon and Eagle River. Tri-County Council has been providing advocacy and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1979, and can be reached 24-hours a day at 800-236-1222.

UWSP Campuses Mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -- April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month nationwide and on the campuses of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

University leaders, students, and even Mayor Mike Wiza took part in a ceremony renaming a portion of 4th Avenue as Teal Street near the campus on Monday. "[Teal] is the color for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it's a reminder to everyone that it's such an important topic," said Troy Seppelt, dean of students and assistant vice chancellor for Student Affairs for the University.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.

During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault based in Rhinelander is noting the monthly observance with two events.

Ken Krall spoke with Tri-County Executive Director Shellie Holmes about domestic violence and scheduled October events...

The toll-free number is 800-236-1222 or 715-362-6841.

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An arrest in a sexual assault case near Rhinelander.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports the arrest of 21 year old Isaiah Moren of Rhinelander. June 10, deputies were called after an elderly woman was physically and sexually assaulted.

The State Crime Lab processed DNA samples and allegedly identified the suspect as Moren.

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The ME TOO movement has launched a discussion about sexual assault across the nation.

Locally, Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is bringing awareness to sexual assault with an event this weekend. Braden Bayne-Allison, Sexual Assault Program Coordinator at Tri-County spoke with WXPR's Ken Krall about sexual assault...

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January is Stalking Awareness Month and a local spokesperson says it is a serious crime.

Executive Director of Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault...Shellie Holmes...says the legal system does not view stalking lightly....

"...stalking is defined as a pattern of behavior that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Stalking can be charged as a crime or an element of other crimes, especially if domestic abuse or sexual assaults are involved....."

Holmes says it frequently happens at the end of relationships...

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a vigil Friday evening in Rhinelander needs volunteers to make known the victims of domestic violence homicides in Wisconsin.

Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault is hosting the vigil Friday evening at the Green Space at Trig's downtown.

Executive Director Shellie Holmes says the Wisconsin's annual domestic violence homicide report is also released in October....

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The public is invited to a candlelight vigil Friday evening in Rhinelander that will remember the victims of child abuse and to remember a child who died recently here.

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The Department of Justice and anti-domestic violence groups announced a new program aimed at providing another level of protection to victims of domestic violence.

Among other things, the program called Safe at Home provides victims of domestic abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, stalking, and trafficking with a legal substitute address and free mail forwarding service.

Shellie Holmes is  Executive Director of Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, which serves victims in Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties. Holmes talks about the program...

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Sue Perry of Lake Tomahawk is a Nurse Educator at Nicolet College. She's also a long-time registered nurse at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. She's also an author of the book "From Beneath The Tarp", which details the tragic abuse she suffered as a young adult in her first marriage and her efforts now to reach out to help others.

In October, she received the Courage Award from the Governor's Council on Domestic Abuse and recently was named to a panel on the topic. Perry stopped by the WXPR studios and spoke with Ken Krall....

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The public is invited Friday night to a vigil in downtown Rhinelander to remember people who lost their lives due to domestic violence. Shellie Holmes is Executive Director of Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault...

"....every October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In Wisconsin in 2015, 51 people lost their lives to domestic violence homicide. That's a pretty high number. Unfortunately in 2016, we have way more than that. We're up to 67....."

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A local anti-violence advocate says domestic violence exists in many people's homes and having a month set aside to discuss it is important.

Melissa K. is Domestic Violence Program Coordinator at Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She says people being abused often feel isolated and cut off from people around them. Melissa says it often starts where everything seems fine, but slowly escalates...

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Executive Director Shellie Holmes says during the month they want to shine a light on the problem and to provide education. Last week staff members traveled to high schools in the area to bring the word that dating should not make a person feel uncomfortable....

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