Non-profit organization to host lunch to raise awareness of teen dating violence

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence announced the return of their Making a Difference lunch and fundraiser on Thursday, February 10 at the Grand Haven Community Center.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and the event program will focus on dating violence in the Tri-Cities area and how Resilience works with young people to prevent dating abuse before it starts.

Making a Difference will offer a prepackaged COVID-friendly lunch provided by local caterer, Late to the Lake. Resilience is offering this event in a hybrid format, with ticket buyers having the option of streaming the program live from their homes if they prefer. It will be hosted by Mary Ellen Murphy of WGHN 92.1.

Tickets are on sale now for $35 per person or a table of six can be purchased for $200. Seats will be far apart and masks will be required when not eating and drinking.

Thursday February 10
Grand Haven Community Center
421 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will support resilience services and support local survivors.

Confidential services are provided free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the local community. Services include emergency shelter, child and adult therapy, legal advocacy, support groups, violence prevention programs, and many other programs aimed at independence and empowerment.

The Resilience Prevention Team strives to equip the community to respond to abuse while connecting with young people to teach healthy relationship skills and stop relationship violence before it starts.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact the Director of Development, Christina Scarpino at [email protected] or 616-494-1756.