We are happy to announce the Grand Canyon Food Pantry is officially a non-profit entity. This means your donations are tax deductible. They are open Mondays 8 - 11, Wednesdays 11-2 pm and Saturdays 2 - 5 pm. For more information check out their Facebook Page.
North Country Health Care wants to let you know they have flu shots available. No appointment needed just walk in during regular business hours.
Grand Canyon Rotary 2019 Dinner Dance is on Saturday December 7th at the Big E Steakhouse. Live music by Rich Neville, Kevin Johns & the Robin Miller Trio. This year they will also be raffling off a 2019 Chevy Trax. Dinner Tickets are $50 and Car Raffle tickets are $25. They will be selling raffle tickets around town over the next several weeks and will be selling tickets at the Half Marathon event in Tusayan on November 2nd - stop by to get yours! or contact Mike Scott 207-229-1228.
Tusayan Fire Department will be hosting their first Annual Pancake Breakfast in conjuction with the Grand Canyon Chamber's Half Marathon event on November 2nd from 8 am - 12 pm. Adults $8 children $5 - come out and show your support!
October is Domestic Violence awareness month. Domestic violence is a community tragedy, not a private problem. [WSCADV, 2000]. Domestic Violence occurs in all communities and across all genders, races, and economic classes. Coconino County is no exception. When battered individuals gather enough courage to make attempts to get to safety, they often fall short because many institutions, systems, and people don’t recognize the symptoms or the risks, understand what can be done, or know how to help. Since we all encounter battered individuals daily, we should feel empowered to have a role in the movement to end domestic violence.
There are no specific profiles of an ‘abuser’. Domestic violence is about power and control. Abuse is considered a learned behavior; it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses (stress, inadequate communication skills, etc.). These issues may be associated with the battering of individuals, but they do not cause it. Removing these factors will not stop the violence, it will only make for more polite abusers. Stopping violence will, in part, require recognition, education, and shifting responsibility away from victim blaming and helping abusers take accountability for their beliefs related to and about power and control. [ACESDV]
Fear, isolation, and creating a dependency on the abuser are all tools abusers use to obtain power and control. Rural communities can be inviting to abusers due to the perceived lack of resources for victims and because living in a small community can be a function of local employment and therefore foster dependency. Eventually, the victim is left totally alone and without the internal and external resources to change their life.
We hope to empower the community to think creatively about ways to work to end DV and help victims hear that they are not alone.
Test your knowledge on myths and facts about domestic violence! Everyone who takes the quiz will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate! http://www.vwscoconino.org/dvquiz/