Monday, February 2, 2009

New Week.. New Adventures...

Can you believe I am almost 40 and yesterday was my first super bowl party? This is me and my pal Heather before we headed out. The party had like 40 people and 3 T.V.s and 3 food and drink areas! Yikes! I can't even button my jeans this morning because I am still soooo full! It was a good adventure though. Did it turn out the way everyone hoped?

Today I am heading out for my new volunteer position at the Family Justice Center. I am going to be working intake for victims of domestic violence. We do everything from educating about what abuse is, to helping them find shelters for themselves, their children and pets to getting temporary restraning orders. We also work with cases of elder abuse at the center.

I was shocked to learn that most victims try to leave an average of 7 times before they actually get out. Here are some more shocking statistics:
In the U.S. there are 1.4 Million reports of stalking each year.
Current statistics show that Males are victims of domestic violence 30-50% of the time.
It is now considered abuse for a minor to witness an act of domestic violence against one of their parents.

I am nervous that I will do a good job.. there is so much to learn! I am sure the day after Super Bowl Sunday will be a doozy! Have a good week friends :)


Greta Adams said...

40??? seriously?????? {deep sigh} i hope when i am 40 i still look as fab as you...and YOU WILL DO AN EXCELLENT JOB!!!

Anonymous said...

Great picture Dana, as always, you are just too darn cute! Can not believe you are almost 40!
Hope you had fun at the superbowl party, I opted to watch the puppy bowl instead.
Good luck with the volunteering and good for you geting out there! Those statistics are scary!

Regan said...

good for you, you'll do great!!

40..are ya kidding me????

Beth Perry said...

You are going to do a great job, I just know it! You look freakin awesome. Hope today was fun!
Talk at ya soon.

Jocelyn said...

I want your secret to beauty, no way 40!!!!! You look Fabulous Darling!!!!! Good for you with the new job. I am an addictions counelor and volunteered many hours at our local shelters for women!!! It is a tought job, some success, some failure, but when they make it and come back to give back, the feeling is awesome!!! Good Luck!

Alex said...

No way are you almost 40!!!!! I turn 42 this Saturday, uggghhh......

Glad you enjohed your superbowl party!! Good for you for volunteering!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex