Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Wine Tasting @ Converse County Library

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Wine Tasting on Wednesday, April 3, from 6-8 pm at the Converse County Library. It is hosted by Arlene Jackson for Wines for Humanity, and all proceeds from any sales will go to the Converse Hope Center. We will learn about 6-7 fine wines from ruby red to sparkling white from all over the world, and how best to pair them with food. The event is free, and there is no purchase required. Adults only. We must plan on exact numbers, so you do need to SIGN UP WITH THE LIBRARY BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 at 358-3644, or contact Tamara at 436-2573, tlehner@conversecountylibrary.org.

Click here to go to Converse County Library’s Facebook page.

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Apr
23
8:00 AM08:00

Tie One to Prevent Child Abuse

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.

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Apr
24
12:00 PM12:00

Legislative Update: Lunch N Learn

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

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May
18
8:00 AM08:00

Shop for Hope

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.

#shoplocal #supportlocal

To view Allure’s Facebook page, click here.

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Feb
14
4:00 PM16:00

Teens Taking Charge

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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!

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Feb
8
2:00 PM14:00

Teen Focus Group: Glenrock

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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 info@conversehope.org

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Feb
4
8:30 AM08:30

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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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

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Feb
2
8:30 AM08:30

Giving Focus: Self Care

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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.

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National Compliment Day
Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

National Compliment Day

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.

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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.

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Festival of Trees Bazaar & Auction
Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Festival of Trees Bazaar & Auction

The Converse Hope Center invites you to be part of our 2nd Annual Festival of Trees on Saturday, November 3rd at the Fort Reno Building on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds.

A Bazaar will be held Saturday morning from 8 am-2 pm, and will include vendors and artisans selling products and holiday gifts. There will also be a preview of the trees and wreaths to be auctioned off later in the evening. This event is free to the public.

After the Bazaar, we are transforming the space into a “Black and White Ball” themed banquet where we will offer amazing food, live music, dancing, as well as a silent and live auction. This event will last from 5 pm-10 pm, and will require a ticket purchase.

100% of proceeds will support the mission of CHC to empower and inspire survivors of abuse and assault in Converse County.

If you would like to pre-purchase a ticket to the event, or if you would like to learn about ways to sponsor this event, please click here.

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Wear Purple Day!
Oct
25
12:00 AM00:00

Wear Purple Day!

You are invited to wear purple to support the survivors of domestic violence and raise awareness in our community to the prevalence of this issue.

Post pictures of you in your purple gear on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/conversehope.org/

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Polished Human Event- Glenrock
Oct
10
11:00 AM11:00

Polished Human Event- Glenrock

Swing by the Converse Hope Center for our Polished Human Event! Let our Community Volunteers paint one nail blue and one nail purple in support of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention.

From 11am-1pm we will be in the office painting nails, and from 1pm-3pm we will be going through the community.

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Domestic Violence Memorial Candlelight Service
Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

Domestic Violence Memorial Candlelight Service

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Stand with us in memory of those we have lost in Wyoming due to Domestic Violence. Please come show your support for those who have passed and for those who have survived, as a community will will stand together to show to we will not tolerate violence.

This event will take place outside the Converse County Courthouse, at 107 N. 5th St. Douglas, WY.

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Polished Human Event- Douglas
Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

Polished Human Event- Douglas

Swing by the Converse Hope Center for our Polished Human Event! Let our Community Volunteers paint one nail blue and one nail purple in support of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention.

From 11am-1pm we will be in the office painting nails, and from 1pm-3pm we will be going through the community.

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