Allure and Converse Hope Center are collaborating to celebrate women from all walks of life.
Donate your clothes to make room for fresh new clothes, shop stylish gently used clothes for a steal......and most importantly, support the women and children of our community that need it the most.❤️❤️
Drop your women’s clothing donations at Allure now until May 2.
To view Allure’s Facebook page, click here.
WYOMING PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL
On May 17th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., the annual ceremony honoring those Peace Officers who have sacrificed their lives in the service of their communities will take place at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy.
This ceremony is held annually in conjunction with National Police Week. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C. to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Learn more on the WLEA website
Each year our nation loses between 140-160 law enforcement officers in the line of duty. National Police Week (NPW,) held in May each year in Washington, D.C., honors the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement officers.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.
Learn more about National Police Week
Our Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy hosts a memorial every year. See other events for dates and time.
Where do you want to spend the next Snowmageddon? The Converse Hope Center has a cure coming up for the winter blues ! We will have you packing for warm weather,clear water and a new adventure! Stay tuned for the Kick off and more information on this page ! Swing by First Thursday, Downtown Douglas May 2nd, don't miss out!
New laws and revisions will be effective July 1st, 2019. We have the opportunity to introduce you to a wonderful woman who sat through the whole darn legislative session, and is more than happy to share her knowledge of these changes with us.
Join us at 12:00 in the Converse County Library for lunch and learning.
If you cannot make it to the lunch, but would like to hear these updates, please give us a call and we can see what we can work out. 307-358-6148
Join the Converse Hope Center in raising awareness to end child abuse by sporting your ugliest tie on April 23, 2019. Post your pictures to this event and show your support! We will have prizes for the ugliest tie, best group, and best pet photo, so be sure you and your pooches are dressed to impress! We are also selling an "Every Child Matters" pin for just $3. If you would like a pin call the Converse Hope Center at 307-358-6148 or stop by our office.
To view this event on Facebook, click here.
This month we will be hosting a Parenting Safe Children Training, learn more here to help parents learn how to minimize risk of child sexual assault.
To learn more about child abuse and it’s warning signs click here.
We are so happy to be partnering with the Boys N Girls Club as part of their new Teen Center.
Our next Teens Taking Charge session will be February 14th, 4pm at EWC.
If your teen would like to participate they must be registered with the Boys N Girls Club. Applications are available at the Boys N Girls Club or here at the Converse Hope Center. I hope to see your teen there!
This Teen Focus Group is a teen discussion on specific topics for research, with the purpose of getting to know the interests, issues and concerns of Converse Counties youth so we can better serve them! We have successfully hosted a focus group in Douglas and we are happy to hold it in Glenrock also! Each Glenrock teen who attends will receive an Amazon gift card. Limited space available so sign up now! To sign up please call 307-358-6148 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, and we want to make sure you have the right tools to help your teens safe.
1 in 3 teens are a victim of physical, emotional, verbal or sexual abuse by a dating partner.
Are you able to spot the signs of an unhealthy relationship in your teen?
Here are six signs your teen may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. It is very important to have conversations with your teen about healthy relationships. This will help build a strong relationship and create an open line of communication.
If you see signs that your teen may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship and need to reach out to us for advice, please call our 24-hour Hope Line at 307-358-4800
We are excited to start offering a specific giving focus for each month here at the Converse Hope Center. Our goal is to give an opportunity for the community to give back and be involved, while keeping the donations focused, and specific to the needs of survivors.
This month's Giving Focus is Self-Care. Many of those who come to us have been beat down physically, emotionally and mentally. They have not been allowed to take care of themselves for so long that they have to retrain themselves to do it.
Here are some practical things that can really help our survivors learn to prioritize their mental health and can help ease anxiety.
Donations can be dropped off at either CHC location, 126 N. 5th St. in Douglas or 506 W. Birch St. Suite 10 in Glenrock.
National Compliment Day is an unofficial holiday which falls annually on January 24th. The purpose of this holiday is to say something nice to your friends, family, and co-workers. After all, giving out compliments not only makes the receiver happy and helps build up trust between that person and you but studies have shown that giving out compliments also has a beneficial effect on the person giving out the compliment. In other words, give out a compliment and you may make yourself happy as well.
While this holiday isn’t very well documented, it is believed that it was started by two women from New Hampshire in 1998. These women, Kathy Chamberlin of Hopkinton, N.H. and Debby Hoffyman of Concord, N.H., created National Compliment Day to let people know that paying compliments are not only an easy way to connect with another human being but that it is also a very positive way.
another human being but that it is also a very positive way.
3 Reasons Compliments Are Important
According to psychologists, compliments are very powerful. Probably much more than you would think they are. If you don’t believe me, then all you have to do is look at the following benefits that compliments provide:
It Motivates People-If you tell someone they are doing a great job, then it can provide motivation for them to work even harder and do an even better job. And that’s a powerful effect considering that people who don’t feel appreciated for the jobs they do end up doing worse of a job than someone who feels appreciated but isn’t being complimented.
It Spreads Happiness-As I stated before, compliments not only make the recipient happier but studies have shown that it can make the person giving out the compliment happier as well. And who doesn’t want to be happy? After all, smiling is shown to burn calories.
It Creates A Positive Environment-Giving out compliments not only benefits the giver and the receiver of the compliment in the workplace, however. It also benefits everyone. Studies have shown a link between workers giving each other compliments and them feeling more positive about their working environment.
So go out, and make sure you compliment someone today.
January is also Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Like other crimes, this is one people often think “it doesn’t happen here”. In truth, human trafficking happens everywhere. To learn more, please click here. Join us for Wear Blue Day on January 11th to help raise awareness.