Being Thankful in 2020

2020 has been an interesting year. As I sit to write this, our administrative offices in Montgomery are closed due to a lack of power from Hurricane Zeta. In September, we had to move Ranch RoundUp to an online event at the last moment because of Hurricane Sally. In March, our offices were closed due […]

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Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays!

The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us, but holiday stress is especially difficult for clients rebuilding lives affected by violence. Many of our clients have a hard time making ends meet after leaving abusive partners and can’t afford holiday gifts for their children. They may have to navigate extra visitation time […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner Drive

For many of Family Sunshine Center’s clients, the holiday season is an especially difficult time. This year, they have been dealing with the twin crises of coronavirus and rebuilding lives affected by violence. Thanksgiving can be a particularly hard time of year for them as they want to be able to provide their families with […]

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How to recognize and help a friend in an abusive relationship

Your friend’s partner won’t let them spend time with you anymore because they say you are a “bad influence”. Your daughter’s boyfriend is always jealously monitoring her text messages and social media. Your neighbor’s partner tells them to cover up because they look “slutty”. Every single one of these people could be in an abusive […]

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Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships

Sometimes it is hard to know whether what you are experiencing in a relationship is normal or not. Healthy relationships are made up of respect, honesty, trust, and communication. A healthy relationship is a partnership that allows each party to maintain their independence and ability to make their own decisions. Healthy relationships are based upon […]

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