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Friends of Yates
March 22, 2011

I have worked with Friends of Yates for almost 12 years. I have been an advocate for domestic violence victims for more years. I know FOY to be a great advocacy agency for victims of domestice violence, offering services beyond shelter to help victims become survivors and able to go into the community and live normal lives without the abuser. Support for young people has always been a part of their mission and they have initiated many new programs which reach out to many people in our community. The group of people who work with and for FOY are from many ethnic/race groups - very diverse. I continue to work with them because I work with victims each & every day.

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Seeing them expand to a new building which needed extensive remodeling. This new building allowed them to offer more services to more victims.

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I am not in a position to say at this time.

Professional with expertise in this field & I belong to a small group Crime Awareness Coordinating Effort which holds a yearly Memorial Service/Candle lighting in remembrance of homicide victims in our jurisdiction.