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4 Things You Need to Know About Domestic Violence

February 10th, 2020, RAFT Team

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) defines domestic violence as “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of …

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Super Bowl = Super Busy

January 27th, 2020, RAFT Team

Most eyes in the US will be on Miami for the Super Bowl on February 2. Whether or not you’re a football fan, it’s easy to fall into …

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Making Community Connections to Support Domestic Violence Survivors

January 13th, 2020, RAFT Team

As with all industries, the every-changing nature of shelter work has a predictability. People come, people go, budgets are tight, and staff turnover rates are higher than the …

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You Matter: Taking Stock of Your Value

December 23rd, 2019, RAFT Team

Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and admire who you are? Do you welcome the crow’s feet, the gray hairs that keep popping up, and …

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4 Tools to Keep Your Relationships Healthy

December 9th, 2019, RAFT Team

When life gets busy, it’s difficult to prioritize relationships. The ones you love the most are often the ones who suffer the most because you trust them to …

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Preparing Volunteers for Domestic Violence Shelter Work

November 25th, 2019, RAFT Team

Many people make time to volunteer at a shelter, especially during the holidays. While the extra hands are very much appreciated, most volunteers are not familiar with the …

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Holiday Survival Guide for Shelter Workers

November 11th, 2019, RAFT Team

As you head into November, you might feel the need to brace yourself against the urgency and busyness that comes with the holidays and closing out another year. …

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The Difference Between Anger & Violence

October 28th, 2019, RAFT Team

Tensions about politics, race, sports teams, and ethics fill the headlines, no matter where you look. We see anger and violence more and more frequently in our culture. …

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ILF Rebrand: 3 Designs Become One

October 21st, 2019, RAFT Team

This is it—the final rebrand blog post before the new site goes live. Now you get to see the transformation of Indrani’s Light Foundation into RAFT. After providing …

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4 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference in Your Loved Ones Lives

October 14th, 2019, RAFT Team

Advocate, we know you give 110% every single day — to your job, your family, your neighbors, and your friends. The requirements for your daily life are unrelenting. To …

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