Thursday, February 23, 2017

Domestic and sexual violence: how it is affects our community, February 26, 2017

(Rescheduled from February 5th).

Angela Sherburne, development coordinator of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS) in Whatcom County, will present an interactive forum on the agency’s mission, services, plans, accomplishments, challenges and needs at the Sunday Forum of Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF) on Sunday, February 26, at 9:15 a.m.

The mission of DVSAS is to support individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and to lead the community towards ending these abuses of power. Serving individuals throughout Whatcom County, DVSAS is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to heal victims and end domestic violence and sexual assault.

With client-centered, accessible housing and support services, DVSAS empowers victims and survivors while offering safe housing and the possibility of a new life. The agency is committed to providing the full spectrum of support and services that victims need after the trauma of partner violence or sexual assault. At the same time, DVSAS also offers preventative education to break the cycle of violence once and for all.

For more information about this Sunday forum, please contact BUF at 360-733-3837 or The phone number for DVSAS is 360-671-5714.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Darkness and Light: BUF Sunday Forum for March 5, 2017

A Forum on Mental Illness by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Whatcom.  Mental illness can be a confusing and easily misunderstood term and topic, yet it exists in most families and all communities. NAMI Whatcom is the Whatcom county affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Join NAMI Whatcom on Sunday, March 5th at 9:15 am for a presentation and discussion on mental illness and what NAMI's role in the community is. There will be information on programming, and how you can get involved and support us. There will be a 20-minute question and answer portion at the end of the presentation; all questions are welcome.