ODESSA, TX (Big 2/ Fox 24) – The Crisis Center has launched from what they call special shirts for not only just Valentine’s Day but for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
The Crisis Center is known for its free services to adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence and help those build lives free of violence and to end domestic and sexual violence through community awareness and education.
“We have launched these shirts because teen dating violence awareness month is in February,” says Elizabeth Teixeira, prevention services director of Crisis Center. “So February is Valentine’s so we have candy hearts that say respond shelter and educate to raise awareness about teen dating violence in our community.”
Teixeria says teen dating violence is an issue that affects 1/ 10 adolescence in our community.
Therefore, with the goal of selling these shirts, the center hopes to not only bring awareness to the community but also help with funding.
“Unfortunately there’s a really high need for our services in the community,” says Hannah Horick, communications & development coordinator of the Crisis Center.
A need that the center hopes to continue to tackle.
“It’s a process a lot of times providing housing and providing counseling services are finance heavy,” Horick says. “It just takes funds to do the work that we do and this gives people tangible that they can have in order to support us.”
So far the center has raised $53 from these shirts, and if you want one, time is ticking.
Click the link below to direct you to the page of the shirts: https://www.bonfire.com/tdv/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=campaign_page&utm_campaign=tdv&utm_content=default&fbclid=IwAR2CWITgCIdnLUdTApx0-pEYMbf7jWA4Af20G4syNSKSifGk5K8HN2Q9Oog