Tag: Support

Diabetes Support Network Resumes Monthly Meetings

Big Bear, Ca, January 19, 2012, 12:00pm – The Big Bear Diabetes Support Network will resume their monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. The support group is for people living with diabetes, at risk for it, or for those who would like to learn how to be helpful to someone with diabetes. Every month providers from the Big Bear community will present information on topics related to diabetes. Big Bear Diabetes Support Network is committed to helping the mountain community stay healthy, prevent complications and live life fully in the Big Bear Valley.  The meetings are free and there is time to ask questions, try samples, get written information, and meet others who have been successful at controlling their diabetes for years.  The next meeting will be February 2nd starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 8:00 pm. Parking is ample and there is handicap access. If you would like more information call or email Therese Sweet 909-222-5392 or...

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DOVES Seeks MVP’s : Men for Violence Prevention

Big Bear, Ca, October 3, 2011, 3:00pm – Hundreds of people came together last Sunday to support DOVES, and to speak out against Domestic Violence.  The 4th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event took place, where men and boys put on women’s shoes, and walked through the village to stand against Domestic Violence in Big Bear.  The march was led by the Big Bear High School football team, and also included Big Bear Valley Firefighters, community and church members.  DOVES is an outreach center for victims of Domestic Violence, and provides many programs including legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence, one on one counseling, children’s therapy, a men’s mentoring program, transitional housing, Hispanic outreach, elder abuse support, a teen dating violence program and also has a 17 bed shelter in Big Bear.  In a presentation to the Community Church congregation Sandy Benson, DOVES Director of Outreach Services, stated that many people don’t think domestic violence happens in our “Big Bear bubble,” however the statistics from last year prove that idea wrong.  In the 2010-2011 fiscal year DOVES answered 614 hotline calls, served 877 adults and children, provided 358 hours of legal advocacy, received 270 shelter requests, and provided shelter locally for 35 families or individuals.  According to DOVES, local people who request shelter are sent to other areas to protect the families, and DOVES has always...

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