Who: Staff from Betty Griffin Center and Flagler College

What: Kick-off ‘Tabling’ Event for the Green Dot Campaign, designed to involve the students and staff at Flagler College into a program to prevent sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and bullying behavior on campus and in the community. Green Dot representatives will be tossing Green Dot Frisbees and providing other giveaways to promote the program.

Where: Kick-off Event will be held on the Flagler College Campus West Lawn on Sevilla Street (near the library and student center)

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 and Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Why: To promote awareness of the Green Dot Campaign and involvement by students, faculty and staff in “Bystander Training” classes set for 3:30-6:30 pm on Jan. 11 and Jan. 18 in the Pollard Room 228 at the college. The classes will train people on specific ways to safely intercede on behalf of others when someone uses words, choices, actions or behaviors to hurt someone else.

For more information on the Green Dot Program, contact Green Dot Coordinator Sandi Cipolloni at sandicbgh@gmail.com.

About Betty Griffin Center
The Betty Griffin Center was founded in 1990 by concerned citizens and incorporated as the Safety Shelter of St. Johns County to develop plans to provide shelter for local victims of domestic violence and their children. In 1992, the nonprofit agency contracted with a local motel for space and started a 24-hour crisis line and court advocacy program. By 1994, the agency purchased and opened Betty Griffin House as a permanent shelter. The shelter was expanded in 1998 to meet local demand, and a sexual assault program was added the same year. The Sexual Assault Victim Recovery Program is currently recruiting on call volunteers to provide victim advocacy. For information contact Kelly at 904-808-8544.

Today, Betty Griffin Center shelters 250 to 350 victims of domestic and sexual abuse annually, operates a 24-hour helpline, provides professional counseling for victims of domestic and sexual abuse, provides age appropriate violence prevention training and operates two thrift stores at Julington Square and Anastasia Square to assist in funding the agency’s ongoing operations
For more information or to make a donation, visit www.bettygriffincenter.org. To report if you or someone you know is being abused, call the Betty Griffin Center 24-hour crisis helpline at (904) 824-1555.


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