Overcoming Barriers to Working with Latin@s Training

Latino FamiliyLatinos are the fastest growing segment of the Western North Carolina population. Agencies need to be up to date on best practices for serving this community and informed on culturally competent methods for providing the most comprehensive care.
Our VOICE is proud to present a training on Tuesday October 29th from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at MAHEC for service providers who are interested in learning more about working with Latin@s affected by domestic and sexual violence.

This interactive training will cover the following:

  • WNC Latino Community & Trends
  • Dynamics of Domestic and Sexual Violence within the Latino Community
  • How to support the whole person
  • Preparing your agency to serve Latinos
  • Review of legal issues Latinos face
  • Counseling perspectives for Latinos

There is a $45 registration fee and this covers breakfast, snacks, and all training materials. Participants will have ample time during the lunch break to visit the many restaurants near the MAHEC campus. For more information, to inquire about scholarships, or to have Our VOICE submit a payment request or invoice to your place of business, please contact us at (828) 252-0562.

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13th Annual Survivor’s Art Show

Thank you to the many individuals who came out to support the work of survivor’s at the 13th Annual Survivor’s Art Show held on Friday September 27th at the NC Stage Company. The work of survivors was healing and provided hope to all of those in attendance that thriving after trauma is possible.

Thank you to NC Stage Company for sharing their space and donating proceeds from the evening’s play “Stalking the Boogeyman” to Our VOICE.

A huge thank you also to the Our VOICE Art Show Committee – Anne Heck, Mellie Lonneman, Nia Springer, Cynthia Yancey, Angelica Wind, Leah Rubinsky, and Stefanie Gonzales.

Another huge thank you to our Art Show Hosts –

Robert & Joann Dare
John & Cynthia Stewart
Beniot & Sarah Delcourt
Laura Gordon
Gary & Yolanda Parker
Kara Warren
Judy Futch
Leah Karpen
Kathi Bivens
Heather Nelson
Dennis Gibson Law, PLLC

And a big thank you to our food and beverage donors – Neo Burrito and Asheville Pizza & Brewery

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