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Author Archives: estaab

We will win though

During the past weeks, our nation has been awash in the issue of sexual assault as the Kavanaugh hearings placed it front and center in the news and on social media. The nuances of all those stories are intimately familiar … Continue reading

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When an abuser is someone we admire

When I was growing up, we watched the Cosby Show faithfully. Like many families, we felt like Bill Cosby was a family friend who shared our home every week and invited us into his own. He earned the nickname “America’s … Continue reading

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Remembering Barbara Jean…

Remembering Barbara Jean “I remember clearly talking to Barb on the phone in the morning on that day.  Barb was working at the Chamber just for the morning, by herself, and she was in such a happy mood.  She told … Continue reading

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Keeping the “Me too” conversation going

In the middle of October, out of nowhere, my Facebook feed filled with posts that said “Me too” as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment. At first it felt exhilarating … Continue reading

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Capital Campaign Update…

Here are our Champions of our Capital Campaign. We are getting closer to our $10,000 Match, we are over $6,800 so we are almost there!! And if you want your name on this list contact Erica: estaab (at)  And for those … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga, Stigma and Surviving…

This winter Lady Gaga told the press that she has PTSD because she was sexually assaulted at age 19, and someone told me what people were saying about the news in town. “Who does she think she is?” one guy … Continue reading

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New Protocol Yields Good Results…

When the police come out to a domestic call, it’s a chaotic time. The person who made the call is often traumatized and scared and hurting, and even the most helpful visit from police can leave the person rattled and … Continue reading

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Give to the Max Day Is Coming!!

Are you ready? The 6th Annual Give to the Max Day is coming! Avoid the GTMD rush, you can schedule your donation early so you know you won’t forget!      

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Sexual Assault “Not Just A Woman’s Issue”

by: Sara Hart- Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator for HOPE Center Rape … it can happen anytime, any place. It does not only happen to women, but also to men and children. Rape should not be just a “woman’s issue,” but … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Scrub for HOPE!

Join us this Saturday from 11-3 as the ACT Center and Carleton Students help clean up Northfield! The 2nd Annual Scrub for HOPE Car Wash will be in the Econofoods Parking lot at 601 Division Street. You bring your car they wash that, … Continue reading

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