HomeBensalem TimesNOVA recognizes various crime awareness dates in April 

NOVA recognizes various crime awareness dates in April 

The nonprofit is offering events related to National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month

Source: NOVA

NOVA, the leading nonprofit organization in Bucks County supporting victims of serious crime, will honor and recognize the following awareness dates throughout the month of April: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, from April 21-27, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. These dates provide the organization with an opportunity to raise awareness of these issues and educate people in the community about the resources NOVA provides to victims and survivors. 

NOVA will offer a variety of events throughout the month of April related to these awareness dates and all are invited to take part, either in-person, online or via social media. Events include:

  • April 11, at 5:30 p.m.: Book Club discussion on What is a Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander at NOVA’s Jamison office, located at 2370 York Road, Suite B1, Jamison
  • April 13, at 10 a.m.: Free children’s yoga class at Yogamazia, 130 Almshouse Road, Unit 106, Richboro.
  • April 19, at 6 p.m.: NOVA’s 50th Anniversary Gala A Starlit Evening at Spring Mill Manor, 171 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland
  • April 23, at 5:30 p.m.: NOVA Panel Discussion “How We Help Crime Victims” at Bucks County Community College, Newtown Campus, Gallagher Room, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown (with the observance of Passover in mind, this program will conclude prior to sunset)
  • Tuesdays in April: NOVA will post information from counselors about coping skills on its social media channels 
  • Throughout the month of April, coffee lovers can help raise awareness about NOVA by purchasing coffee with a NOVA cup sleeve at the Native Cafe, 12 S. Main St., Doylestown

For more information or to register for these and other events, visit novabucks.org/events

“At NOVA, we work to both support crime victims and to prevent crime from happening in the first place,” said Jamie Pfister, NOVA training coordinator. “It is the reason why we are here and everything that we do plays a role in creating a world free of violence.” 

For those who have experienced sexual assault or another victimization, the awareness dates in April may be difficult. NOVA’s Helpline is always open and available to offer assistance at 1-800-675-6900. Chat and text lines are also available at novabucks.org

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