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Portrait of Dana Harris

“My Fault”

By OneEighty / November 21, 2022

“It was my fault,” Dana said the first time she was physically abused by her significant other. “That is exactly where my mind took me.” Having grown up in a family where one family member used a push and pull, punish and reward style supervision, it was natural for Dana to be attracted to a…

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Kate Abruzzino: Devoted Advocate for Survivors of Domestic Violence

By OneEighty / October 20, 2022

Victim advocacy work is not for everyone. The job requires a great deal of empathy, compassion, and a willingness to listen and problem-solve — all skills exemplified by Kate Abruzzino.  Since 2009, Kate has worked in Victim Advocacy services for OneEighty, based in Wayne County. She is a Licensed Social Worker, has a Bachelor’s degree…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By OneEighty / April 13, 2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), aimed at raising community awareness about sexual violence prevention, public education about how to support survivors, and sharing available resources. Statistically Speaking In the United States, an individual is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds. 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men in the United States has…

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Everything you need to know about the Substance Use Treatment Navigator Hotline

By OneEighty / January 17, 2022

OneEighty started the Substance Use Treatment Navigator, a hotline available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, for those encountering substance use crisis. “We’re a resource, and it doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas day, you’re lonely, or it’s 1:00 p.m. on a Tuesday,” said Alex Morris, a licensed professional clinical counselor supervisor and the…

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

By OneEighty / January 17, 2022

You Can Help Make an Impact Every year since 2010, the President has dedicated this month to raising awareness about the different forms of human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, and educating people about this crime and how to spot it. In the month of January, the Department of State is dedicated to raising awareness…

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Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship

By OneEighty / March 8, 2021

While an abusive relationship often involves physical or sexual abuse, those are not the only forms that abuse takes. Abusive relationships are also characterized by emotional manipulation, even financial control. Here are some subtle signs that a relationship may have crossed over into the abusive category. Possessiveness Your partner needs to know where you are…

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Raising Awareness of Alcohol Abuse

By OneEighty / April 30, 2020

While the potential harm caused by alcohol abuse is well-documented, there is no denying that alcoholism continues to destroy lives in our own community and across the country. Because this is such a prevalent issue, we feel that it is best to review some key facts regarding alcohol misuse. Identifying Alcoholism Alcoholism is a chronic…

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