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Kathy Fleisher, Executive Director, and Heather Anthony, Advocate, of Victim Services, Crow Wing County presented at the Breezy Point Women’s Club April 5th. - photo submitted

Victim Services presents to Breezy Point Area Women’s Club

Web posted April 18, 2017
The women of Breezy Point Area Women’s Club met at Timberjack’s in Pequot Lakes, on Wednesday, April 5. Kathy Fleisher, Executive Director and Heather Anthony, Advocate, of Victim Services, Crow Wing County were the guest speakers.

Victim Services provide support, safety, financial assistance and advocacy necessary for recovery from a criminal act to victims of crime in Crow Wing County.

In the last five years, Victim Services reports an eye-opening increase of 429% in services provided to crime victims. In 2016, this organization provided 3,376 services to 450 victims. Information presented included: stages of abuse isolation, threats, physical abuse, loss of friends and support. Oftentimes LESS time is spent on its victims than the offender. Anyone can become a victim.

If you find yourself to be a victim of crime, let the first number you call be: Crime Victims: (218) 828-9518, Their web address is www.CrimeVictimServices.net

The next meeting of the Breezy Point Women’s Club will be on May 3, at Breezy Point City Hall. The topic is “Bountiful Butterflies”. If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact Bonnie Morris, (612) 298-4315.

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