Volume 18 Number 4
Dec emb e r 2 011, J an u ar y, F eb ru a r y, March 20 1 2
Tis the season for giving!
It's the time of year when our or handing out food for a family, or toy to a child,
hearts swell with generosity and brings such hope to them and joy to you.
love of our fellow man. As we In the words of Cicero, "in nothing do men more
decorate our homes, plan our nearly approach the gods than in doing good to their
holiday meals, and make our fellow man."
shopping lists, we also think of
others who are not quite as blessed Your generosity of time, talent or treasure means so
as ourselves. much this holiday season, to the Women's Center,
our clients, and to you. But don't stop there! Please
Many of us take this opportunity to give generously this holiday, and when it's time to
reach into our wallets or checkbooks and make a gift to take down the decorations and make our new year's
our church or favorite charity. resolutions, resolve to give to yourself one more gift.
Here at the Women's Center we thank you for your The gift of giving, and resolve to give to others all
generosity. Your gift helps us help those in need. Everyday year long.
we see people who lack resources and are struggling to Wishing you all the best this holiday season and
maintain their dignity. Our goal is to restore their dignity happiness in the new year!
and to increase their autonomy and choices, so they may
develop their own skills and follow their own path.
We thank you for your financial gift. Your money helps us
provide our services. But if you find your money is a little
tight this holiday season, don't forget that giving can also
come in other ways. Volunteering your time can mean so Jenny Gessler, PhD
much to the charity you select and the people you serve.
Providing comfort through a listening ear, a genuine smile,
Tis the Season
In this Issue
W OMEN’S CENTER CLIENT TAKE A PEEK AT OUR WE ARE THANKFUL FOR… 4
SUCCESS STORY ........... 3 WORKSHOPS , SUPPORT
GROUPS AND CLASSES .... 12
The Holidays at the Women’s Center
Board of Directors
Throughout the year, the Women’s Center
Jenny Gessler, PhD provides specialized services to our transitional
Executive Director housing clients to assist them on their path to
Executive Committee self-sufficiency. These women survive on very
little and each December without assistance,
Mischel Ostovich many of our clients would not have a holiday.
Real Estate Broker
Therefore, every year we hold a holiday
initiative requesting gift cards, food to provide a
Carol Ashwell holiday meal, and toys to put a smile on a
Vice President child’s face.
Retired, Rockwell Manager
Bob Walters We will be accepting donations of food, toys and gift cards at our office in
Secretary Melbourne, 1425 Aurora Road.
Corporate Director, Human Resources For more information please contact
Health First us at 321-242-3110, ext 301.
Owner, EC&C Solutions
Assistant Director/Alumni Affairs
Florida Institute of Technology
Sun Trust Bank
Tensor Engineering Holiday Wish
Harvey Hester, Ph.D., LMFT
Retired List for the
Brevard County Sheriff Deputy
Charles I. Nash
Attorney at Law
Nash, Moule, & Kromash, LLP
Co-President, Women’s Center
Co-President, Women’s Center
President, Women’s Center
Contact Person: Kate Allen
South Brevard Women’s Center
1425 Aurora Road Suite A. for Your
Melbourne, Florida 32935
321-242-3110 ext. 301
“Jessica” was a bright young 20 year old when she met her husband. From the outside everything
looked fine. They had three children together, but from the inside there was trouble. During her
Client first pregnancy, her husband began verbally and emotionally abusing her, going into tirades about
Success her looks, her behavior, and being disrespectful of his authority.
Story Later he became assaultive, trapping her in situations like the bathtub or the car where he would
beat her on the top of her head so the lump wouldn’t show. Soon he began waking her throughout
the night to physically and sexually violate her.
She felt trapped in a whirlwind of fear, confusion, shame, and hopelessness.
When Jessica came to us she was desperate and lost; needing safety and protection, a place to live, and a way to start
over. The Women’s Center helped Jessica and her children with housing, food, assistance to obtain an injunction for
protection, counseling for her and her children, and even helped her find work.
Jessica’s 6 year old daughter “Sarah”, like her two older siblings, had witnessed Domestic Violence between her parents
all her life. Due to her father’s physical attacks and his ongoing violent threats to burn down the house or to kill them
all as well as himself‐ all three children experienced extreme anxiety and depression. The six year old had symptoms
severe enough to identify a diagnosis of post‐traumatic stress disorder; regressive behaviors such as thumb sucking,
bed wetting, nightmares, fears of being alone in a room, inability to sleep separately from her mother and avoidance
Sarah received individual counseling to help reduce her fears, teach her anger
management and coping strategies, learn about healthy relationships and build self
‐esteem. She and her siblings participated in the Koolkids group, our support group
for children who witness violence. The group helped her know she was not alone
and could survive and thrive despite the violence and terror of her young life. She
now has the potential to live her life as a vibrant, self‐confident seven year old and
participate in all the joys of childhood that she was previously denied.
This is what your support of the Women’s Center accomplishes.
Thank you for all your caring and support!
We Are Thankful for...
DRS‐RSTA Donates in a big way to the
Women’s Center Career Closet
DRS in Melbourne has adopted the Women’s Center as one of
the charities they support. And when they donate, they really
donate in a big way!
The company wanted to assist the Women’s Center Career
Guidance program, and has offered computer skills training, job
interview training and career clothing. The Women’s Center
now has a wonderful Career Clothing Closet for clients. They
donated over 1500 articles of clothing, over 80 pairs of shoes,
beautiful handbags, jewelry and makeup items that are now
available to our clients who are going on job interviews or need
clothing for their new job. The clothes were delivered by Sun
Dry Cleaning, who donated their services for dry cleaning the
items and delivering them. In just one month over 10 women
received outfits and they are truly grateful for these donations.
Thank you DRS‐RSTA!
Vintage 56 in Rockledge hosted a Wine Tasting
fundraiser on October 18 to benefit the Women’s
Center. The evening included endless wine tastings, live
music, great silent auction items and a 50/50 raffle. It
was a great event, and all monies raised went directly to
the Women’s Center Domestic Violence services.
Thank you Vintage 56, and all of you that
donated items and participated in the event!
WOAMTEC Donates Over 200 Pair of Jeans to the Women’s Center
WOAMTEC (Women On A Mission To Earn Commission) is a business
building group of professional women in Brevard County. They
recently held a donation drive to collect jeans for clients of the
Women’s Center. And donate they did, over 200 pairs of jeans! They
even received a donation of brand new jeans from Mean Jeans in
Cocoa Beach. They presented the jeans at their monthly meeting
August 30th at Pizza Gallery and Grill.
Thank you WOAMTEC!
Women’s Health Happy Hour Donates to the Women’s Center
TEPAS Breast Center and Intracoastal Physical Therapy hosted an event at Enigma
Restaurant September 19. The evening included food and drinks, vendors and
speakers on women’s health issues. They also sold raffle tickets for prizes, and the
monies collected from the raffle tickets went directly to the Yvonne’s Gals Helping
Wine, Women and Charm Events
Benefit the Women’s Center
Each month, Charm on the Space Coast magazine presents this
evening of wonderful food and wine, live entertainment, shopping
and raffle items. Monies raised from the raffle tickets are
donated to the Women’s Center. The event on September 29th
was hosted at The Firehouse Restaurant & Lounge, and the
November 17th event was hosted at Calilou.
Information on upcoming Wine, Women and Charm events is available at SpaceCoastCharm.com.
Thank you to everyone for your support, and for putting together such a great evening!
United Way Emerging Leaders Volunteer Day at the Junior League of South Brevard
Women’s Center Done In A Day
The United Way Emerging Leaders held a Volunteer Day The Junior League of South Brevard chose the
at the Women’s Center on August 27th. They were a Women’s Center as one of their Done In A Day
huge help to the Women’s Center and organized the volunteer projects. The ladies came to the
clothing donated by DRS for the career closet. They office on September 24th and did some
organized the clothing into sizes and styles, as well as the landscaping and weeded the backyard. They
shoes and accessories. The room looks great thanks to
did a great job, and the center looks great!
their help. They also assisted with shredding, inventory,
Thanks Junior League of South Brevard!
copying our information brochures & cleaned windows.
Thank you United Way
Yvonne’s Gals Can
Assist Those Women
Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment
In memory of Yvonne Bixby, assistance is available at the Women’s Center to help women undergoing breast
cancer treatment. Funds are available to pay for personal services such as: Housekeeping, transportation, pet
care, personal errands such as grocery shopping and more.
Breast cancer patients may call 321‐242‐3110, Ext 301 or stop in at 1425 Aurora Road, Melbourne.
South Guild President’s Message
You Make A Difference
There are many who go the "second mile"
And greet each day's tasks with a smile;
Who spend their lives serving others
And look upon all as their sisters.
Who work for all children everywhere,
When there's a need - they are there.
Their time and talents freely dedicate
Serving in places small and great.
You are to be honored and thanked as
This world is now a better place
Because it looked upon your face
Making a difference is what the Women’s Center South Guild has done for sixteen years. We are an
amazing group of women who care and volunteer to help change lives in our community.
Orchestrating our events requires hours of dedicated planning and work on the part of so many. We
have already been successful in our fundraising efforts with the “English Garden” luncheon, “Wine,
Women, and Charm” event hosted by Nicole Troupe, The Clevens Health, Wellness and Beauty
event and “Art Uncorked”. Without your donations, whether big or small, we could not continue
year after year to raise the funds required to help our neighbors in need.
It has been a busy fall and in honor of your support we will celebrate at the Holiday Brunch on
December 9 at the Lansing Island Home of Christine Lance, a former Guild president. The new year
will begin with “To Serve with Love” on January 12 with Tracy Jacobus and Ann Nance chairing that
event. Also, mark March 10th on your calendar to visit some of the most gorgeous kitchens and
homes on the “Gourmet Kitchen Tour”.
A sincere thank you to everyone for donating and supporting all that we have accomplished this fall.
You make a difference.
Dani Clevens and Laura Doshier
Co-Presidents, Women’s Center Guild
To Serve With Love
15th Annual Women's
January 12, Thursday
Guild Volunteers at FIT in September: Food for
www.womenscenterinbrevard.org Change, over 100,000 meals were packed.
North Guild President’s Message
Tis the Season for Giving
The North Guild is blessed to have grown in size with 76 current
members and to be able to raise $39,680 in under one
year. Our community struggles economically with the ripple of job losses stemming from the
closing of our beloved space program. Many have found themselves overwhelmed by the surge
in charitable requests from numerous organizations. But this agency, the Women's Center, works
not only with the individual but with the family to change not only today but all the tomorrows for a
family. It works to EMPOWER the individual and leads them to a productive life and breaks the
chain of violence that would otherwise regenerate. The knowledge of this CHANGE leads so
many individuals, companies, not for profit and for profits to stand behind the Women's Center
North Guild in support and giving. The Guild is honored to be a part of the first Transitional
Women's Home in Titusville to be opening in January of 2012.
We have many events in the works:
♦ No-Show Open House for our Transitional Home on Thanksgiving Day.
♦ Christmas Social for Guild members and prospective members
♦ Knight of Vision on February 3, 2012
♦ Men Rock the Runway 2012
♦ Scramble Golf Tournament April 2012
With the holidays quickly approaching we are asking Guild Members to renew their membership
for 2012 and give the gift of membership to their loved ones. We would like to invite our members
to increase their annual gift from last year, or consider making a recurring gift monthly. What better
gift can be given than the gift of HOPE.
The North Guild is particularly interested in developing a "Youth Guild." The value of giving the gift
of membership to a youth and having them involved in the prevention can change the course of
Yours in Service, Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness
North Guild President never decreases by being shared. ~Buddha
Employee I am glad to be part of the Women’s Center because…
Spotlight What the Women’s Center does for this community is so im‐
portant, and I am glad to be able to be part of the team. This is
an amazing group of people to work with, and everyday we
see the positive impact the center has on our community. It is
Darlene Heumann is a very fulfilling opportunity to be here.
the Special Projects
Coordinator for the What are you thankful for?
I am thankful the Women’s Center is here to help the women
Darlene joined the and families in our community. I am also very thankful for my
Women’s Center in family‐my husband, our sweet dog, and my wonderful parents.
May 2011. I am also thankful for the amazing girlfriends I have been
blessed to have in my life.
The Titusville office has really started to prove its need and impact in North
Brevard. There is a significant rise in the number of clients we have been seeing.
This has been aided by our new Hotline which has already resulted in a number
of clients being provided emergency housing to get them out of dangerous
domestic violence situations. The increasing demand for service is also the
reason for increasing the staff of the north office by adding another staff victim
Titusville advocate, LaTika Burkes and registered mental health counselor intern Maritza
Lopez. We continue to provide to the community educational presentations
throughout North Brevard, helping raise the critical financial and
volunteer support needed to maintain and expand this effort.
The most exciting news of all is that the shelter is under construction
now and will be completed by January 2012. With the impact of the
Hotline and the need rising so quickly, we know that the shelter will
fill that much needed gap for secure emergency housing for Domestic
Violence victims fleeing life‐threatening situations. The house will
provide shelter for 2 families of up to 4 people each; it will be
handicap accessible, there will be a live‐in “house mother”, and there
will be on‐site counseling abilities for residents of the shelter. Due to
the need to maintain a low profile for the security of the location,
there will not be a public “open house” but the North Guild is
planning a “No Show” event to correspond with the opening of the On September 22, Wells Fargo Riverside
house. Titusville presented a $500 check to the
Women’s Center. The check was for
We would like to thank Parrish Medical Center for their ongoing
sponsorship of the Women’s Center North
support of our services. Guild Men Rock the Runway in May.
Volunteer Melanie Oliver
Spotlight How long have you volunteered at the Women’s
For 2 years. This is my first volunteer job. I’ve
lived in the community for 3 years, and learned
Melanie volunteers 8 hours about the Women’s Center through Sue
each week at the Women’s Tompkins. Sue brought me to the Women’s
Center office in Melbourne. Center and I met Jackie Ares, Victim Advocate,
and knew I had to volunteer here.
Married to Thomas Robert,
she has one stepson and
In what areas do you volunteer at the Women’s
two granddaughters. Center office?
Taking care of the food pantry, toiletry pantry,
bagging the fresh bread donated by Panera
Bread, answering phones, coordinating the Back to School supplies, and other activities as needed at the
What do you enjoy about volunteering at the Women’s Center?
It makes me feel good and reminds me to be appreciative of the things I have. It also humbles me to think
about others rather than only think about what is going on in my life.
What are you thankful for?
I am thankful there is a place like the Women’s Center to help others, even if it is just listening. We aren’t
always able to help everyone, but by listening to them and talking with them we can make them feel better.
Leave A Lasting Legacy
Wow, the Titusville Shelter is soon to be a reality! There are still
possibilities to be a part of this historic event. With renovations
underway and the completion date expected to be around January
2012, we still have naming opportunities available:
Security Fence: $5K (Available)
Playground area: Shanti & Meera Rao
Bedrooms (3): $10K (Available)
Counseling Room: Yvette R. Boodhoo, Ph.D & Victor Boodhoo, M.D.
Common Living Area: $15K (Available)
Name the House: The Ravindran Family
This is an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy. Contact John Doctor,
Director of Services, Titusville at 607-6811 or Jenny Gessler, Exec.
Director at 242-3110 for more information about this exciting chance to
be a permanent part of this critical project.
phi∙lan∙thro∙py \fə‐lan(t)‐thrə‐pē\ noun (The Love of Humanity) defined as: The effort or
inclination to increase the well‐being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations.
Did you know that, according to “The Chronicles of Philanthropy,” of the over
$300 billion contributed to charities, 82% comes from individuals and estate
bequests. Corporate giving only accounts for 5% of those donations. Many
people believe that charitable organizations operate through government
grants and corporate donations with some contributions from individuals. The
truth is that individual donations are the most critical part of the survival of
any non‐profit organization. Even organizations that have relied more heavily
on government grants are no longer getting the amount of financial support
they used to get, but the needs have increased dramatically. The only way to
bridge that gap is through individuals who support organizations whose
mission and values they believe in.
Are you a Philanthropist? The Women’s Center has experienced the same
challenges that all non‐profits are facing: decreased grant money and a
significant increase in need for our services. For our clients, many of whom are
fleeing domestic violence or facing homelessness, the stakes are high. Our
ability to help them and our ability to provide stable funding of our programs are tied to the philanthropists
who support our work. In addition to general contributions and guild memberships, consider your legacy by
being a “Planned Giver” to the ongoing work of the Women’s Center. Planned giving opportunities include
major gifts, such as those associated with naming the rooms in our new shelter, but there are ways to give
that do not require large estates. These include: bequests, trusts, annuities, life insurance, and other options.
If you want to consider making a planned gift, contact Jenny Gessler at 321‐242‐3110 ext 307 to discuss the
possibilities of letting your estate make an ongoing impact. Your planned gift can provide a legacy of ongoing
support for years to come for the clients and victims who will look to the Women’s Center for help and hope!
The Women’s Center Programs & Services for ♦ Self‐blame, guilt, and shame associated with their
military personnel & their families: experiences
♦ Domestic violence
Client Services ♦ Suicide
♦ Crisis/peer counseling ♦ Sexual assault / sexual harassment
♦ Classes and workshops
♦ Information and referrals
For more information, please contact
our Military Case Specialist Jackie Ares
Counseling and Therapy (321) 242‐3110, ext 325
♦ For individuals, families, couples, and children
Displaced Homemaker Career Program
♦ For those rebuilding their lives after discharge, divorce, or A Displaced Homemaker is described as:
death we have individual employment planning, resume ♦ 35 years of age or older; AND
assistance, and workshops ♦ Has worked in the home; AND
♦ Microloans to assist in starting a new business ♦ Is unemployed or not adequately employed; AND
♦ Scholarships for those returning to school or seeking ♦ Is separated, divorced or widowed.
This program provides a personalized program that explores
career options and individual growth. We help people realize
their potential and support them in their journey towards
♦ Financial assistance with relocation or emergency shelter
becoming gainfully employed.
Our CONFIDENTIAL programs and services can help to Those who participate are able to have a clearer
address: understanding of who they are, what motivates them, the
skills they want to utilize in their work, and the education or
♦ Reunification specialized training that may be required.
♦ Post traumatic stress disorder The Women’s Center strives to help people become self‐
♦ Survivors grief sufficient through employment. For more information, please
contact the Women’s Center at 242‐3110.
Want to volunteer? Contact us for more Coming this Summer...
information. Opportunities for Individuals and
groups. Look for information on our Summer Camps in our
Titusville 321‐607‐6811 Camp GAIA: For girls 5th & 6th grade and 7th &
www.WomensCenterinBrevard.org We will also be hosting a new camp for boys in
9th & 10th grade.
YOUR DONATION TO THE
WOMEN’S CENTER PROVIDES:
$25 Donation: Provides a bed and services for a
night at our Transitional Housing
$50 Donation: Runs the Domestic Violence
Hotline for one month
$100 Donation: Helps toward a car donation for
a client in Transitional Housing
$250 Donation: Provides support group services
to a child who has witnessed domestic violence
$500 Donation: Helps to relocate a Domestic
Violence victim to keep her safe
$1,000 Donation: Puts a family of four into Please contact the Women’s Center, Titusville
Transitional Housing for ten days for more information ‐ 321‐607‐6811.
Why Not Help All Year Long?
Your Organization Can Adopt a Family in
Your group or organization can adopt a
family in transitional housing for a year.
By adopting a family, you help provide for
their opportunity to become self‐
sufficient and live independent lives.
Adopting a family would include car
repair, Back to School supplies, Birthday
presents and many other opportunities.
If you are a member of a Rotary Club,
women’s group, church group or any
other organization that is looking for an
opportunity to help our community,
please give the Women’s Center a call at
Together we can change lives for the
Support Groups, Classes, and Workshop Descriptions
Viernes, 2:00-3:30 pm, El Women’s NEW! Daytime Domestic Violence
Center estara ofreciendo un grupo de Support Group Titusville
apoyo gratis para mujeres hispanas. Se Fridays, 10-11:30 am, Free NEW! Kool Kids Titusville
discutiran temas de interes, incluyendo An open support group for women Mondays, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Free.
relaciones saludables y violencia. to provide information and Support group for children ages 6-12
Facilitadoras: Jacqueline Ares, understanding of emotional and/or years old who have witnessed or
Victim Advocate. physical abuse by a partner. Location: experienced family violence.
Conf. room, 603 N Washington Ave. Telephone intake with parent required
Facilitators: Tammy Caligiuri & before attendance. Location: Parrish
Childhood Sexual Abuse/Incest Candace Tate. For more information, Medical Center, 3rd Floor, Women’s
Survivors Support Group contact Candace Tate at 321.607.6811 Center Conf. room, 951 N Washington
Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm. Free. **No DV Group Nov. 25 & Dec 30 Ave. Therapist: Tammy Caligiuri,
Therapist: Jennifer Guarino, M.A., M.A., RMHCI
RMHCI, Free. NEW! Coping with Family
Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm. Free. Addiction Therapy Group Women with Cancer
Support group for adult women who This is an open group for individuals 3rd Monday of each month,
have experienced sexual abuse as in a relationship with an addicted 6:00-7:30 pm. Designed for women
children. Focus on emotional person. Contact Pamela for required living with cancer, from the newly
reactions, resolution of feelings, the Intake prior to group attendance. diagnosed to long time survivors and
effects on everyday life, and on self- Participants will receive support, the family and friends who love them.
respect as a survivor. education, and therapy. Gain Facilitators: Sherry Palmer and
understanding of addiction and how it Connie Chiles-Cooke.
affects all areas of life. Learn coping
Domestic Violence skills and self reliance as well as CLASSES
Support Group Melbourne improving self esteem and respect.
Therapist: Jennifer Guarino, Childbirth Preparation Classes
Therapist: Pamela Lewis, M.S.,
M.A., RMHCI. Wednesday (6:30-9 pm-series of 5
LMHC, Cost: $25 Per Session.
Mondays, 10-11:30 am, Free classes) Classes on all aspects of labor
Call 242-1526 for intake.
Jennifer Guarino, M.A., RMHCI and birth, including nutrition, pain
An open support group for women medication, breast feeding, and stress
to provide information and relief. Classes provided
Men’s Survivor Group
understanding of emotional and/or by Brevard Chapter of Florida
A new group is forming to support
physical abuse by a partner. Outreach. For fee and registration,
adult male victims of childhood abuse.
call Terri Myers 259-5598.
If you are interested in signing up
please call 321.242.1526.
Domestic Violence Domestic Violence Class
Support Group Titusville 2nd Friday of each month,
Mondays, 6-7:30 pm, Free 12 noon- 1:30 pm. Free.
Kool Kids Melbourne
An open support group for women to Provides education about the dynamics
provide information and understanding of domestic violence relationships, the
Guarino, M.A., RMHCI, Free
of emotional and/or physical abuse by cycle of violence, definitions of abuse,
Mondays, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
a partner. Location: Parrish Medical warning signs, and safety planning.
Support group for children ages 6-12
Center, 3rd Floor, Women’s Center Certificate provided.
years old who have witnessed
Conf. room, 951 N Washington Ave. Facilitator: Jacqueline Ares.
or experienced family violence.
Facilitators: Tammy Caligiuri, M.A., Call to register, 242-3110.
Telephone intake with parent
RMHCI & Candace Tate. For more required before attendance.
information, contact Candace Tate at *Please note changes in October and future sessions.
Support Groups, Classes, and Workshop Descriptions
Budgeting and How to
Repair Your Credit Volunteer Orientation
Clase sobre Violencia Doméstica. Must Have Workshop See website for dates or call. Free.
Educación sobre las dinámicas de las For Every Woman. The volunteer orientation is intended
relaciones de violencia doméstica, el Facilitator: MaryEllen Troilo to familiarize interested applicants
ciclo de violencia, definiciones de (Check website or call for workshop with the Women’s Center and
abuso, señales de aviso, y plan de dates and times 242-3110.) volunteer opportunities available.
seguridad. Se proveerá un certificado. Covers basic budgeting knowledge, Applications available via download
Favor de llamar al 242-3110 para how to avoid falling into the maxed- from the Women’s Center website.
información sobre las fechas y out credit card trap, tips on why
horarios. Gratis. budgets fail, how to keep your budget Victim Advocacy
Facilitadora: Jacqueline Ares. on track, & creating a spending plan. Volunteer Training
What makes up a credit score, how to Three sessions of training to assist
WORKSHOPS dispute items on your credit report, & victims of domestic violence in filing
steps to increase your credit score. the petition from the court, and support
Career Interest & Testing in the courtroom when attending
Jan 11 & 12; Feb 7 & 8; Legal Aspects of hearings related to the injunction
March 6 & 7; 9-11:30 am. Free Divorce & Separation process. Part-time and full-time
In this 2-day workshop participants Sat., December, 3, 10 am-12 pm. volunteer positions. Minimum
will take useful career inventories to Sat., January, 7, 10 am-12 pm. commitment of one 4-hour
assess their occupational interests, Sat., February, 4, 10 am-12 pm. time slot per week.
preferred activities, competencies and Sat., March, 3, 10 am-12 pm.
abilities. Results will enhance the Cost: $10. An attorney explains the Two shifts available at the courthouse:
person’s career direction and enlighten legal rights of parties involved in 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. or 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
their career decision-making. separation or divorce. Includes fault/ Volunteers can work
Facilitator: Cindy Schroeder no fault divorce, spousal and child one or both shifts.
support, property settlement
Career Directions agreements, custody and visitation, Melbourne Training Dates:
Nov 28, 29 & 30; Jan 25, 26 & 27 distribution of property and retirement (must attend all days of training)
Feb 21, 22 & 23; 9:00 a.m.-12. Free benefits.
Jan. 18, 9:30am-12pm
Whether you’re thinking about a new Jan. 19, 9:30-2pm
career or want to advance in your NEW! Metamorphosis
March. 21, 9:30am-12pm
current position, the Career Directions For Young Ladies
March. 22, 9:30-2pm
three day workshop offers the personal Sat. Jan 21, 10am-2pm. Free.
attention and career advice to help you Women’s Center Melbourne, Suite C
get there. Covered topics include goal Metamorphous Seminar for Titusville Training Dates:
setting, interviewing, resume writing, young ladies getting ready to (must attend all days of training)
applications and job search skills, enter puberty. This can be a Feb 17th & 20th, 9:30pm-3:30pm.
among others. Facilitator: difficult and confusing time, Free.
Cindy Schroeder we can offer information and
support in a safe and comfortable Titusville Training
atmosphere. Topics include dealing Located at Our Office
with new emotions, physical 603 N. Washington Ave.
changes, taking charge of your Titusville, FL 32796
body, self esteem and living a
Unless otherwise noted, healthy lifestyle. A healthy snack
please call the Women’s Center and study book are included.
at 242-3110 to register for
classes, groups, workshops, or
Looking for a great way to promote your
Place an ad in the Women’s Center Newsletter! With
a distribution of over 8,000, it’s a very economical
way to share your message with others.
For more information and pricing, please contact
Darlene Heumann at 321‐242‐3110
A Special Thank You to our current Women’s Center South Guild Partners
October 2011 Linda Fern Davis - Petals Florist Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Brackett -
FLORIDA TODAY Emergency Animal Hospital
Platinum Elite Partners Elaina Friesel Garvin - Wells Fayette & Laurie Brown
Dr. Bill Harr & Fargo Advisors, LLC Terri & Scott Burcham
Mrs. Paula Savage-Harr - Ted Parker - Revolution Technologies Marion E. Collins
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Roub Family Foundation Alan & Laura Doshier
Troner Family Foundation Al & Becky Dukes
Walter & Dottie Gatti
John & Ruthann Genoni
Silver Partners Jenny Gessler, PhD
Henry Family Foundation
Dr. Stanley & Elena Golovac
Harry & Wendy Brandon
Platinum Partners Gatto’s Tires & Auto Service
David & Irene Hallquist
Rachel Hobgood - Feather & Form
Dr. & Mrs. Ross Clevens Peter & Kateri Genna – Genna Jewelers MaryAnn Kirkup
Coastal Directory - Wilson Sims Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place James & Donna McMaster
Harris Foundation Kathy Jaeger—Beach Studios Sherri P. Otcenasek
Shay & Monica Rowe - Christine Lance Paul & Fride Phelps
Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Space Coast Porche Club RoomScapes of Brevard
Audi of Melbourne Barbara Wall - Scanlon -
Bronze Partners Prudential Sterling Properties
Gold Partners Jim & Jonnie Swann
Hal & Zelda Abercrombie
Shirley P. Baccus Kimberly Turner
Space Coast Charm -
Malcolm & Barbara Baird 98.5 FM “The Beach”
Patricia Blake, DDS
A Special Thank You to our current Women’s Center North Guild Partners
October 2011 Guild Partners Brevard Indo-American Medical
& Dental Association
Life Coastal Pharmacy
Premier Corporate Partner Ms. Joie W. Crane
Parrish Medical Center First United Methodist Women
Parrish Medical Center Dr. Patricia Manning
Platinum Ms. Kathy L. Ojeda
Sudha Rao & Ravi Rao, M.D.
Shelter Benefactors Mr. & Mrs. Ravindran
Mr. Srikrishna &
Mrs. Jeevika Talluri
Ravindran Family Bronze Mr. and Mrs. Bill &
Yvette R. Boodhoo, Ph.D Yvette R. Boodhoo, Ph.D & Rachel Terry
Victor Boodhoo, M.D. Ms. Anne Winn
& Victor Boodhoo, M.D.
Shanti & Meera Rao
The Women's Center Guild Partners are accurate at print but may not be inclusive of
partnerships after the print date. We greatly apologize for any omission.
The Women’s Center gratefully acknowledges the
following donors for June 2011—September 2011
On behalf of the many women and children receiving assistance through the Women’s Center, we are grateful for all gifts of time, talent, and
treasure. Your friendship and generosity are evidence of your empathy and desire to help those in needs and we thank you again for your kindness.
Amelia Adams Jessica A. Giambrone Platinum Coast Chorus of Sweet
Advent Lutheran Church ‐ Judith D. Graham Adelines International
Christian Service Hair'ez Beach Salon Powerful Concepts, LLC
Anonymous Patricia M. Hartung Kim Robertson
Carolyn V. Baney Mary Herzig Robyn Rosenwald
Deana Basso Darlene Heumann Ellen Roussel
BCC's Bridges Fellowship of Kathleen Jaeger Roy G. Michell Charitable
Christian Students & Staff Monica L. Kapushy Foundation & Trust
Melissa Blumberg Julia A. Kieffer RSVP of Brevard County
M. R. Buckalew Mary K. Larson Jamie Schmalenberger
Children's Center Veronica Lennon Jennifer Schneider
Pat Coles Karen M. Lunden Seaside Stitchers
Diane Comerford Margaret Heins Foundation Tina Shepherd
Curves ‐ North Melbourne Kathryn A. McGee Elizabeth Showers
Darwin J. Dale Mean Jeans Skinny Bitchs Cookie Co., Inc.
David Bogenrief Engineering, Inc. David Meeker Catherine Smith
Andrea Deratany Pamela I. Meloy Space Coast Parrot Head Club
Linda Dippold Ronald K. Menck Space Coast Quilters
DRS Tactical Systems, Inc. Meredith's Bridal Shop, Inc. Tori Targett
Midge J. Dunn Merritt Island Moose R.V. Club The Red Hat Jazz‐A‐Belles
Eastminster Presbyterian Church Jan Molinell United Way of Brevard
Exit One Realty Morgan Stanley University of Central Florida‐
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Barbara Morley Student Nurse's Association
First Presbyterian Church of Palm Bay Mary Grace Murphy R. Van Orsdale
Jeanne Franklin Shirley Muzzy Marcee Whitley
Friendship Fellowship at Pineda Christina Nazareno WOAMTEC‐Viera Chapter
GFWC Melb Area Junior Aniela Orr Eileen Yersavich
Woman's Club, Inc. Parrish Medical Center 89.5 WFIT
We apologize for any errors or omissions in the above listing. Please contact the
Women’s Center 242‐3110, ext 322 for any corrections.
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Clear Channel Outdoor graciously donated PSA space on
all 7 of their digital billboards in October for Domestic
Violence Awareness month. The message displayed 80‐
100 times a day on each billboard.
The Women’s Center Furniture & More Thrift Store is busier than ever, and
this time of year it’s going to get even busier. I would like to thank all the
people that donate to the store, without you we would not be here. Keep
the donations coming, please!
I would also like to thank the volunteers and employees for their dedication
and hard work, we couldn’t do it without you folks.
A big welcome back to all the snowbirds from the north, it will be nice seeing
If you’re interested in volunteering, we will take all the help you can give
us. Contact us at 321‐951‐1336 for more information.
Happy holidays everyone and remember, you can save a lot of money We Need Volunteers
shopping at the Furniture & More Thrift Store for the holidays.
Adam Lauzon, Director of Retail Operations
December 2011, January, February, March 2012 Non-Profit Org
Melbourne, FL 32901
Permit No. 202
1425 Aurora Road
Melbourne, FL 32935