When you think of DART and the services we offer, what kind of person comes to your mind? Many of you may say that DART helps women who are being abused. That is true. But DART also serves men who are being abused, which is a growing number. We also serve the children of abuse victims, to help them deal with the trauma they have witnessed at home. We work with teenagers who are experiencing dating violence. We offer support to people who are being stalked or cyber-stalked, which means that someone is trying to track or control them through use of the phone and the internet.
Our newspaper has been filled to the brim with stories about how people have been giving back this season. So, when an email popped into by inbox about how Louisiana was the sixth least charitable state according to a recent study, I was a little flummoxed.
I’m hoping good weather is on its way, because when you read this I’ll be culminating my trip to the Ardmore Mountains Retreat at Falls Creek Conference Center in Davis, Okla.
When I signed us up, it sounded like an exciting time for spiritual renewal and a welcome to spring. However, right how, it is cold and raining in Dallas and all I want to do is crawl back under the covers for a snug winter’s nap.
This summer in our “Cooking with Kids” workshop, we talked about using microwaves for cooking and some safety features. I was surprised how many of the youth use microwaves and how many were unsure of what not to put in the microwave.