Lori Wigand and Jen Tolbert of Jasper hosted the Neighborhood Noel at Jasper Engines and Transmissions Saturday where a variety of over 20 vendors were present to display their merchandise for early shopping for family gatherings or the holiday season which is just a little more than a month away.
Neighborhood Noel this year benefited Crisis Connection, Inc. a local organization who helps victims of domestic and sexual abuse and their families through various services such as direct client and educational services.
Crisis Connection’s direct client service provides a 24-Hour Hotline; Crisis Intervention/Counseling; Follow-up Contact; and Safety Planning.
Victim Services Coordinator, Kris Lasher, talks about some misconceptions of their services and elaborates on services such as safety planning that can be beneficial to an individual or family and simply allows a better environment for all…
Crisis Connection was active throughout the month of October as they took part in the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by hosting a series of events.
One of the community outreach activities was the Purple for Peace contest where
CCI Victim Advocate, Julie Fischer, presents Kelli Reinke with the YETI gift for being the winner.
Many organizations and entities such as Kimball, Northeast Dubois, Holy Trinity Catholic School among others wore purple during the month of October to demonstrate their support.
Lasher encourages the community to continue demonstrating their unity and being a supportive voice for their neighbors in times of need…
For more information on the services and how to become more involved with your local Crisis Connection organization in Jasper navigate to their website at crisisconnectioninc.org or if you or someone you know is in need of help contact their 24 hour hotline at 1-800-245-4580.