Annual Newsletter 2014 - Domestic Violence Services of
Annual Newsletter 2014
Domestic Violence Services
of Cumberland & Perry Counties
A Note From
The Executive Director…
Intimate partner violence affects anyone,
independent of race, gender, age, socio-economic status or religious
background. As a community we must speak up if we feel something
Rep. Sheryl Delozier
is wrong or inappropriate and educate one another about healthy
Pastor T.J. George, VP
relationships and where to go for help.
Lt. Mark Green, Pres.
We recently held our “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event. During this
event, men take a stand against violence in our community by
walking in support of our agency and the elimination of intimate
Lance E. Kessler
partner violence. Thank you to those who sponsored or participated in
Dr. Arlene Seid
I am very proud of what the staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers
have accomplished this year. We reached many people through our
Jan Matthew Tamanini
prevention and education programs within the schools, hospitals, and
Pastor Gwenn Trout, Sec.
the community. Despite fundraising challenges, we have been able to
maintain the services needed for victims of intimate partner violence
Gayle Wark, Treas.
and their families.
Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to end intimate partner
violence and being engaged and caring community members.
24 Hour Hotline 1-800-852-2102
Accompaniment to medical and court
24 Hour Emergency Shelter
Individual and Group
Community education/prevention programs
Information and Referrals
All services are free and confidential
Welcome New DVSCP Board Members
Christina Persson joined the Board in May of 2013. Christina currently
serves as Director of Marketing for the not-for-profit PinnacleHealth
System in Harrisburg, where she is responsible for media relations,
community and corporate wellness, advertising and marketing. Prior to
joining PinnacleHealth, Christina served in management with Commerce
Bank, and was responsible for public relations for HealthAmerica. Her
background also includes non-profit development and military service. In
addition to supporting DVSCP, Christina volunteers for Vicki’s Angel Walk
and various PinnacleHealth supported events. Christina lives in Camp Hill.
Gayle Wark joined the Board in May 2013 as Treasurer for DVSCP. Gayle
has served the Carlisle Community on various boards and committees. Most
recently she is the Past-President of the Carlisle Rotary Club and past board
member of Leadership Cumberland. She is a member of the United Way’s
Women Leadership Council and currently sits on the campaign committee
and is past committee chair of the Evening for the Children Gala, as well as
serving on various Community Reinvestment Panels. Gayle works as a
Mortgage Banker for Integrity Bank in Camp Hill and currently resides in
Carlisle with her husband Lane, two daughters, Madison and Emma, and
three stepchildren, Cole, Madison and Adison.
Harry Blose joined the Board in February 2014. He is a life long resident of
Perry County and resides in Marysville, with his two sons, Kyle and
Brandon. He works in Information Systems and currently serves as the
Manager of Technical Services with Foot Locker. He also runs his own
part-time snow plowing business. He has served as a coach for various
sports and enjoys working with kids. His interests include outdoor
activities such as hunting and traveling to beach and mountain areas.
Welcome DVSCP Board Intern
Gabriella Grosso, is a third-year law student at Penn State Dickinson School
of Law. She serves as the President of the Women’s Law Caucus. In
addition, Gabriella is currently completing an internship with the YWCA
Legal Center in Harrisburg. She is committed to serving victims of domestic
violence and fighting for a better world for all women. In her spare time
Gabriella, enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking. She is a bartender at a
Thank You To…
Pastor Gwenn Trout and Jan Matthew Tamanini who will be leaving the DVSCP Board
of Directors in August. We appreciate their many years of support, dedication and
service on the DVSCP Board. You both will truly be missed!
Welcome New DVSCP Staff
Irene Diep joined the DVSCP staff on February 3, 2014 as a
Counselor/Advocate specializing in providing services to children of
domestic violence. Irene graduated from Penn State University with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. In 2011, Irene
completed an internship with the Victim Services Division of the
Cumberland County District Attorney’s office.
Suzanne Hoedemaker joined the DVSCP staff on February 10, 2014 as
a Counselor/Advocate. She will be overseeing DVSCP’s internship and
volunteer programs. Suzanne earned her Master’s of Social Work
degree from Shippensburg University in 2010 and is a licensed Social
Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She has interned and worked for
the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and authored
publications for the anti-sexual violence field. Suzanne has also
volunteered as a Rape Crisis Advocate for the YWCA of Carlisle. She
lives in Carlisle with her two Chihuahuas and likes to read and thrift
shop in her free time.
DVSCP Spring Intern 2014
Paige Fickes completed an internship with DVSCP from February to May 2014. She is a
Criminal Justice major from York Technical Institute and recently graduated with her
Associate’s Degree. Paige worked directly with our advocates to assist clients in
obtaining Protection From Abuse orders. She regularly accompanied clients to
Ex Parte and final PFA hearings. Paige says she enjoyed learning about the Criminal
Justice System and liked working directly with clients by listening to their individual
accounts of abuse and assisting them in creating positive lasting changes in their lives.
We wish Paige luck in all her future endeavors and appreciate all of her hard work with
survivors of domestic violence.
News From The Perry County Office...
As the Perry County Legal Coordinator and Advocate for Domestic Violence
Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties, I assist domestic violence
victims in obtaining Protection From Abuse Orders; accompany victims to
court proceedings; offer counseling to victims of domestic violence; and
advocate for Perry County victims of domestic violence.
I am a resident of Perry County and was thrilled to accept this position with
DVSCP at the Perry County Office. I came to the Perry County Office from
DVSCP’s Cumberland County location, where I worked for many months in
the emergency shelter. At the shelter, I assisted domestic violence victims
of both Cumberland and Perry County in obtaining permanent housing;
accompanied victims to medical appointments and/or court proceedings if
needed; and always listened whenever someone wanted to talk. My office in
Perry County is open to all of Perry County residents who need DVSCP’s
services or who simply need a listening ear.
I am an active member in the Perry County Partnership and Perry County
Crimestoppers. When I am not in my office on the New Bloomfield square,
I can be found out and about in the community. Some of the Perry County
events that I attend are the SuBeLex Festival in June, Newport Halloween
Parade, Perry County Fair, Newport Canal Days, and Family Fun Fest.
Christina Bohon-Prosser, Legal Advocate
DVSCP will be welcoming two new interns in the fall of 2014. DVSCP has
established a working relationship with Shippensburg University’s Social
Work Department. Both interns are graduate students from their Master of
Social Work program. DVSCP is excited about this new opportunity for
learning and collaboration.
Registration for the 2014 Fall Volunteer Training Program
are now being accepted!
September 09, 2014 through October 02, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30—9:00 p.m.
at the YWCA Carlisle, 301 G Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
* Additional requirement of approximately 20 hours online training.
For more information or to register, please call DVSCP at
717-258-4806 or 1-800-852-2102
*Opportunity to be dually trained in domestic violence and sexual assault.
2013-2014 proved to be an extremely busy and successful year
for the Public Education Department!
During the 2013-2014 school year, our agency was able to speak with over 2,000 students in Cumberland and
Perry counties. The presentations were held at our local high schools and middle schools, juvenile delinquent
facilities, Shippensburg University, and Dickinson College. We were also able to speak with younger students
about healthy relationships and anti-bullying. Partnering with Dickinson College , we met with their peer
educators weekly to encourage and support their work toward a violence free campus.
Throughout February, in order to bring more awareness to the schools during National Teen Dating Violence
Month, we sold candy bars and asked the schools to read public service announcements. We thank Digiplex
Theaters for allowing us to bring awareness to the public at their theater during Valentine’s Day weekend. Our
agency also created an essay contest for high school students in our area. This contest not only allowed the
students to learn more about teen dating violence or share their experiences, but it also let the students
express creativity and work on their writing skills! We are hoping to continue this contest for years to come!
We expanded our church presentations to include more religious institutions in our community. Because of
our awareness efforts, multiple churches remembered our agency during Lent and other times of giving,
collecting donations, gift cards, and money each Sunday. We also were able to speak to youth groups at our
local churches to talk about teen dating violence and healthy relationships.
We continue to include Medical Advocacy in our outreach programs. Every month, presentations are given at
Carlisle Hospital and Holy Spirit Hospital to new nurses during orientation in order to provide awareness and
help them to understand how to screen for domestic violence.
We also attended many events and fairs in both counties to educate the community about our agency and the
issue of intimate partner violence. Presentations were made to businesses and community agencies/partners
in an effort to engage others and promote awareness.
During October which is Domestic Violence Awareness month, we held our annual Candlelight Vigil in honor
of victims and their families, promoted “An Empty Place at the Table” presentations, participated in local
Halloween parades, supplied local restaurants with educational place mats to use on their tables, and
displayed purple lighting off the Lieutenant Governor’s mansion and purple water at the Courthouse fountain
in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month. During April, we participated in the local and state Victims’
Rights rallies and Take Back the Night at Dickinson College and Shippensburg University.
Through our outreach efforts, we hope to not only make everyone in the community more conscious of our
agency and this issue, but also to bring awareness to our younger population by promoting healthy
relationships in Cumberland and Perry Counties!
Public Education Coordinator
West Perry Teacher
West Perry Student
Melissa Davis, DVSCP Public
If your organization,
school or church would be
interested in DVSCP
speaking to a group to
help educate and raise
awareness of domestic
violence, please contact
Melissa Davis at
The 5th Annual Toni Clouse Myers Sunflower Ball, in memory of Toni,
was held at Saint Patrick’s Parrish Activity Center, on Saturday,
October 26, 2013.
Toni was a devoted mother of 3, dedicated friend
and family member, free spirit, and beautiful
person inside and out, who enjoyed making others
smile. The evening included hors d’ oeuvres, a
Silent and Tombola Auction, door prizes and a cash bar, all to celebrate Toni, raise
awareness about domestic violence and raise funds to support victims of Cumberland
and Perry Counties.
The event raised close to $24,000 to benefit Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties,
P.O. Box 1039, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013. Over the past 5 years the Sunflower Ball raised over $135,000 for
We thank the Clouse family, the committee, all those who attended, the sponsors, donors, and those who
prepared and donated the many Tombola, Silent auction and Door Prize items. Their many contributions
made this year’s event a tremendous success!
This year’s event
will be held:
Holiday Happenings 2013
Our 2nd Annual “Holiday Happenings”
Fundraiser was held on November 15th at
The Carlisle Country Club.
The evening was filled with music from Jukebox Hits, delicious food, door prizes, both
live and silent auctions, and holiday shopping from local vendors. Over $10,000.00
was raised for DVSCP. We sincerely appreciate everyone who contributed to making it
a memorable, successful night!
Running With A Mission
Running With A Mission, a 5K fundraiser, was held at
South Middleton Township Park on Saturday, April 5,
2014. Despite harsh winds and cold temperatures, Safe
Harbour, The Salvation Army, Carlisle CARES, and
members of the community joined DVSCP in order to
spread awareness, raise money, and participate in the
5K race. The collaboration of all four agencies and the
support of members of the community helped make this
event a success! Thank you to all who planned, came to,
and contributed to Running with a Mission. Please join
us next year on April 18th for the 3rd Annual Running
With A Mission!
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is an International Men’s March.
This event is an excellent way for men to take a stand
against domestic violence. DVSCP would like to thank each
of the participants, their families, and sponsors for coming
together to make this a successful event during the Camp
Hill Memorial Day Parade held on May 26, 2014. We look
forward to your ongoing support to make this a yearly event
to raise awareness in our communities.
2014 Annual Gala
DVSCP’s 2014 Annual Gala was held on Saturday, March 1st, at the
Susquehanna Club. The evening began with the soothing sounds of the
Cumberland Valley High School String Quartet, as everyone mingled,
placed their Silent Auction bids, and purchased tickets for the Chance
Auction and 50/50 Raffle. After a wonderful dinner followed by a
dessert table, the band SLICK, who graciously donated their time and
talents, took to the floor and the dancing began. A fun time was had
We truly appreciate and thank all who supported this event. In doing
so, you helped us raise almost $15,000 to continue to provide services
to victims in need.
Carlisle Small Animal Veterinary Clinic
Century 21 Realty Services
Aardvark Computers, Inc.
Capital Blue Cross
Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union
Ashley Steven’s Salon
Capitol Computer Systems
Diane Collier/Century 21 Realty Services
Michael Cornfield, Financial Advisor
Cumberland Design & Building Company
Diamond Automatic Sprinklers, Inc.
Representative Sheryl Delozier
Enola First Church of God
Representative Glenn Grell
Representative Mark Keller
Kiwanis Club of Upper Allen Cumberland Valley
Plastic Surgery Center, Ltd.
Property Management, Inc. (PMI)
Shirey Sunshine Honey
Senator Pat Vance
to the band
Cumberland Valley High
School String Quartet
for donating their
time and talents
to support this event!
Kreider’s Mill, Inc.
Zonta Club of Harrisburg/Hershey
DVSCP will be
group in the fall
We continue to admire and
appreciate all of the volunteers
that so willingly provide their time
to victims of domestic violence.
Either explaining our services,
lending a kind ear or helping with
our events, these volunteers help
victims reach out to safety. We are
blessed to have such an amazing
group of dedicated volunteers.
One of our shelter residents organized and planned a Paper Lantern
Release fundraiser and raised $967 to help with the remodeling of our
shelter bathrooms. It was held on May 3, 2014 and, although the weather
was a bit chilly and rainy, everyone had a great time and won some
amazing prizes. The weather cleared just in time for everyone to release
the paper lanterns, and it was a beautiful site!
***Mark your calendar for June 20, 2015 for next year’s event.
Victims Rights Rallies
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Toni Clouse Myers Sunflower Ball
Empty Place at the Table
Lace Up 4 Lisa
Newport Halloween Parade
Children’s Christmas Party
Running With A Mission
The Adopt-a-Room program has been a huge success for our shelter. We have been very fortunate to
have almost every room in our shelter updated. The community support that we have received is
amazing, and we are so grateful to have such wonderful support from the residents of Cumberland and
Perry Counties. We have also been blessed to have members of our community who donate such
valuable items to the shelter and the residents starting over.
Participants of the Adopt-A-Room Program:
Sally Brooks & Barb Breen
TJ George & Capital Area Christian Church
Chiquita Morrison & Carlisle VFW Post #477
Denise Ackroyd & her family
Tom Peterson & Amazon
Ashley Home Furnishings
Darlene Meier & the Carlisle Barracks
Many of our Giving Community Members
We Need Your Help!
We are blessed to be part of a community who has over the past few
years helped to remodel/repair most of our Emergency Shelter. Our
kitchen ceiling is in great need of repair. The tiles are pulling loose
and cracking along the seams. If anyone has the skill to repair this
for us or would wish to donate toward the repair, please contact our
Shelter Manager at 258-4806. Your help to provide the victims of
domestic violence in our communities a safe and comfortable place
to come for help is truly appreciated!
Donations of $500.00 and more
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Donald & Dorothy Stabler Foundation
Otterbein United Methodist Church
American Legion Post 101
First United Church of Christ Carlisle
2nd Presbyterian Church Carlisle
Amvets Auxiliary Post 274
Beverly U. Fowler Connor
St. John’s Episcopal Church Carlisle
Fraternal Order of Eagles Carlisle
St. Peters Lutheran Church Newville
Big Spring Presbyterian Church
GFWC Camp Hill Junior Civic Club
Silver Spring Presbyterian
Camp Hill Woman’s Club
The Mechanicsburg Club
Carlisle Moose Lodge 761
Lyn & Gerry Hempt
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church—
Carlisle Rotary Club
Dan & Elizabeth Checchia
John Milgrew Trust
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran (Lemoyne)
Christian Life Assembly
Kiwanis Club of Upper Allen
Trindle Spring Lutheran Church
Civic Club of Carlisle
Chris & Diane Markley
Delta Dental of Pennsylvania
VFW Post 7463
Newport Post American Legion
Volvo Road Machinery
Annual Fund Donors
Kay M. Rovegno
Karl W. Robinson
Beverly J. Russell
Stephen D. Tompkins
Beverly U. Fowler-Conner
Robert P. Winston
Frank T. Orlevitch
Mark L. Dolheimer
Lynn G. Everhart
Dorothy W. Culp
Carlisle Small Animal Veterinary Clinic
Garvin B. Rumberger, Jr.
Barbara C. Oyler
James A. Boytim
Alberto D. Rizzotti
Dieter J. Rollfinke
Epis Outreach St. Luke's
Lauren L. Shutt
Sharon B. Miller
Capt. Richard L. Recordon
J. Mark Ruhl
Julia B. Britton
Jane Rigler & John Tighe
Susan H. Fulginiti
Marjorie A. Kennedy
Richard S. Kocher
Elizabeth L. Rushlong
Pamela T. Lord
Robert W. Wolfe
Sally J. Tice
Barbara T. Kohutiak
Johanna G. Reeder
Sally R. Maurer
Janet M. Spahr
Wanda V. Metzger
Robert P. Myers
Rita C. Schlansky
Plastic Surgery Center Ltd.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carlisle
Robert D. Ness, Jr.
Marjorie Lowe Blaze
Timothy J. Murphy
Richard M. Rodney
Karen Diener Best
Dawn L. Flower
Mary Jo Mullen
Americhoice Federal Credit Union
Patrice D. Tritt
Joann E. Jones
Wendy G. Tibbetts
Anna K. Cirillo
R. Franklin Campbell
Phyllis H. Myers
Ethel B. Carryer
James Stuart Dickson
Kathleen P. Ryan
Sharon W. Walton
Lucille M. Hillman
M Three Properties
Claire M. Hoffman
James. S. McCallum
Dale J. Beaston
Paula A. Bussard
Kevin M. Stoner
Christy A. Hoover
Marinell E. Handshaw
Donna S. Damgaard
M. Charles Seller
The Warrell Foundation
Ella Jean Nichols
Paula P. Correal
American Legion Aux. Post #984
David A. Dell
Sally R. Maurer
Karin M. Guerrini
Ray & Dorothy Wolfe
Diana J. Kerr
James J. Barefoot
Kenneth E. Ross
Gail S. Kreitzer
Teresa F. Kline
Thank you all for your generosity!
Your giving will help to better the lives of the victims of domestic violence in our communities!
DVSCP would like to Thank...
DVSCP would like to recognize and thank the American Legion Post #101
of Carlisle for their outstanding, ongoing support of the agency. During
2013, they provided a $750 sponsorship for our Annual Holiday
Happenings Fundraiser. Carla Markle, Office Manager, also crafted a
beautiful holiday door decoration, which she donated for the live auction
held at this event.
December brought more good tidings to DVSCP from the American
Legion Post #101. On December 11th,they hosted a luncheon and presented many
of the community agencies with a Holiday Season Donation. DVSCP was the
fortunate recipient of a check for $7,500. Their “good will” did not stop with the
surprise of this generous donation. Following the luncheon, George Vanasdalan
contacted DVSCP to see what assistance the American Legion Post #101
could give to help with our Children’s Christmas Party. George worked to
coordinate Santa’s arrival to the shelter. Other members of the Legion
came along to help with the party. The Ladies Auxiliary and the Son’s of the
American Legion provided cookies, presents for the children, and
Christmas stockings filled with goodies. In February of 2014, DVSCP
received another donation of $1700. We are so appreciative of this
generous giving to help better the lives of victims of domestic violence in
Thank you to Amazon who generously
donated $5000 for use in shelter
bathroom renovation and
reconstruction of our emergency shelter
DVSCP Public Education
Coordinator for Donations
Thank You to...
Fraternal Order of Eagles #1299 Auxiliary Officer
Sylvia Clepper and those who helped and
supported her fundraising efforts. Holiday
Cutouts were sold for $1.00 each and decorated
the Carlisle Aerie during those holidays. Your
generous donation of $600 and support of the
agency and the services we provide is truly
Amazon supports us throughout the year
with quarterly donations of goods to use
in the shelter.
“Yoga at Simply Well”
Held a special, heart-themed
Mother’s Day yoga class with all
proceeds benefiting DVSCP. The
class was centered around love,
strength and friendship. DVSCP
thanks you for your generous
Ann Shields, DVSCP Executive Director
Bev Fraker, FOE #1299 Auxiliary Officer
Jill Smeigh, DVSCP Executive Assistant,
FOE #1299 Auxiliary Officer
Sylvia Clepper, FOE #1299 Auxiliary Officer
DVSCP would like to Thank...
DVSCP appreciates the ongoing support of
the GFWC of Mechanicsburg and want to
thank them for their recent generous
donation of $1000.
Thank you to the Shippensburg
University students who held a car
wash with all the proceeds to
benefit DVSCP. During the event
the students handed out brochures
and pamphlets to educate and
raise awareness about domestic
Ann Shields, DVSCP Executive Director
Shirley Barnes, President GFWC Mechanicsburg
Irene Diep, Children Advocate,
spends time in our emergency
shelter with the children doing
crafts and fun filled projects.
A special thank you to
Janice Myers for her years
of support of the agency.
She attends our events,
helps with our fundraisers
and donates items to our event
auctions. We are truly fortunate
to have such a kind, giving
person helping us to raise
awareness and better the lives of
victims of domestic violence.
Thank You Valek Family
As a sophomore at Cumberland Valley
High School, Jess Valek, “Adopted a
Room” at our emergency shelter as part of her Girl Scout
Gold Award project. She also developed 5 exceptional
You Tube videos about teen dating violence. Please view
these at http://www.youtube.com/user/gstroop588.
Since that time the Valek family has volunteered to help
with our fundraising and awareness events.
Annual Fiscal Report JULY 1, 2013 through JUNE 30, 2014
Hotline Calls Answered ………………………….1371
Clients Served ……………………………………….1013
Clients Sheltered …………………………………..218
Legal Advocacy—PFA’s ………………………….303
Individual, Group & Child Counseling hours ….…..……...5177
Other Events ………………………….45
Referrals provided for medical, housing, and employment ………………541
United Way (Carlisle,
On Call ……….....……………………...6312
Public Education …………………….4
Direct Services ….…….………………78
DVSCP engages Boyer & Ritter LLC, Certified Public
Accountants, to perform an audit of the financial statements
at the end of each fiscal year.
Shelter Needs List
If you would like to make a donation to the shelter,
please call (717) 258-4806 to arrange your donation drop-off.
Most Immediate Needs
All-In-One Car Seat (harness-to-booster) -2
Lysol Disinfectant Spray
Spray Air Fresheners
Feminine Hygiene Products
Pots and Pans
New Women’s Underwear sizes 5, 6, 7, 8
New Women’s & Children’s Socks
***NO clothing or trial size toiletries
Storage Containers - The following size ONLY
please (approx. 1 1/2'W x 1 1/2'D x 2'L)
Gift Cards: Grocery, Discount, Gas, Home Depot,
Copy Paper/Office Supplies
needed at this time***
Your donations and support of the agency are
24 Hour Hotline:
24 Hour Local Hotline:
Main Office: 717-258-4806
Camp Hill Office: 717-761-5599
Perry County Office:
Post Office Box 1039
Carlisle, PA 17013
Outside of Cumberland
& Perry Counties
National Domestic Violence
DVSCP provides quality
services and support to those
who are experiencing
domestic violence and
fosters positive social
systems change through
education and advocacy.
DVSCP is a private,
incorporated in May of 1990
and has provided 24 hour a
day unduplicated services to
the communities of
Cumberland and Perry
Counties since July 1990.
DVSCP offers emergency
shelter, 24 hour hotline,
legal and systems advocacy,
children’s counseling, adult
group and individual
education and prevention
training, medical advocacy
and a program for batterers.
Domestic Violence Services
Cumberland & Perry
Post Office Box 1039
Carlisle, PA 17013
DVSCP Now Has A Community Aid Bin!
Ride For Rock Angel
September 20, 2014
Located at 2120 Market Street
Canal Day and Little Buffalo Arts Festival
October 4, 2014
of parking lot)
Help us out…
October 16, 2014
Toni Clouse Myers Sunflower Ball
October 18, 2014
CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS
And fill our bin!
November 14, 2014
Community Aid will pick up weekly,
calculate our donation amount and issue
DVSCP a check quarterly.
March 21, 2015
Please continue to check our website, www.dvscp.org,
for more information about upcoming events.
Disclaimer: The official registration and financial information of DVSCP may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll free,
within PA 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.