“Buffalo Barre Gives Back” is an ongoing monthly event that Buffalo Barre hosts at the studio. For each event we choose a group, charity or organization to support. This month we chose Family Justice Center of WNY. This was our way of helping those who need to escape domestic violence and was inspired after I attended a public speaking engagement given by Mary Travers, Executive Director of Family Justice Center of WNY.
We chose to honor Family Justice Center with a donation-based Buffalo Barre Burn class. We squeezed, tucked and burned in support of victims of domestic violence.
“Family Justice Center provides free services for domestic violence victims and their children through an extensive collaboration with 13 partner agencies, all located at one secured, comfortable location, where victims can get all the services they need to safely escape abuse.” ~ Family Justice Center
“I think someone I know is being abused. How can I help?
A common myth about people who are abused is that they do not want to talk about what is happening to them. It is true that some people try to hide the abuse, but they often do so because they are afraid of being embarrassed, their partner finding out, being blamed, not being believed, or being pressured to do something they are not ready or able to do. Many people who are abused by their intimate partners either do not know where to turn or have had bad experiences when they have reached out for help.
Let them know that you’re concerned about their safety and that you’re willing to help.
The only way to know for sure if someone you know is being abused is to ASK. If you ask, be prepared to respond supportively.” ~ Family Justice Center
If you or someone you know is being abused please don’t wait to get help. Be strong and courageous. Call Family Justice Center 716-558-SAFE (7233) and they will know exactly what you need. You don’t have to go to several different agencies to get the help. Everything is all under one roof! http://www.fjcsafe.org/
Thank you to everyone who attended this event. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Looking forward to many more.
Buffalo Barre Owner
Physical Therapist, Certified Barre Instructor, NSCA Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist
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