An elderly couple came in to visit our thrift store shortly after the Lake Isabella fire because they needed items ranging from clothing to appliances for families that had lost their homes in the fire. DOVES Nest staff filled their car full of merchandise and everything was discounted 40%. The couple was so grateful for our[…]
In spite of a mild winter, we were all happy to see the arrival of April and feel a hint of warmer weather to come. Our positive attitude extended to our actual house, as we were able to get the outside painted, in between rain storms. We all love the new color. It is a[…]
Members of the Bear Valley community supported survivors of sexual assault by participating in the 17th annual Denim Day for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The inspiration of Denim Day came from the 1992 case of a young girl who was raped by the driving instructor of a behind-the-wheel class. The perpetrator was arrested, tried and convicted,[…]
by Rebecca David, Legal Advocate The previous newsletter discussed the mechanical process of getting a restraining order. The mechanical process discussed the “dry” nuts and bolts of the restraining order process and what “boxes” needed to be checked to get the filing pass the court clerk, and on to the judge or commissioner to get[…]
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During the last week of January DOVES worked with Big Bear High School and Middle School students on the “Our Purple Hearts” project for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The campaign is designed to educate both teens and the community on the role DOVES plays in helping young people develop healthy relationships, and raises awareness about[…]