Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence thrives when we are silent, but together we can speak up and end domestic violence.

Many of Knitting in Recovery’s clients have been through domestic or sexual violence during their lives.  For some, the physical and mental health issues associated with violence are what they are trying to recover from with the help of our program.  For others, domestic violence has led to substance abuse as a way to self-medicate and cope with past trauma.

One of the facilities where Knitting in Recovery is active is House of Hope in Ojai.  House of Hope provides a safe home for children between the ages of 12-17 that have been sexually exploited or abused.

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Our clients at House of Hope made this pom pom wall hanging in various shades of purple, the official color of domestic violence awareness.

You can support National Domestic Violence Awareness by wearing purple during October and speaking up about why you care about ending domestic violence.

Yarn Donation from Terri!

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Knitting in Recovery teachers (and neighbors), Emily and Theresa, admiring the yarn and getting ready to take it to our clients.

We love getting yarn donations!  Many thanks to Terri Nigro from Ventura County for this very generous donation.  Once again, a donation that filled an entire car!

The yarn will be going to Prototypes, New Visions, The Wellness Center, Project Understanding, House of Hope as well as to Women in Recovery Knitting Groups who are knitting donations for our upcoming winter Season.

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Even our fur friends like yarn!  Emily’s dog, Bishop, helping sort yarn to go to New Visions and the Wellness Center.