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Children’s Law Center hosts ‘Home Free,’ annual benefit to end domestic violence in Forsyth County on Thursday, Oct. 11

In an effort to raise awareness in Forsyth County about the impact of domestic violence in our community, the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina is partnering with Family Services, Inc. to present  “Home Free,” an annual benefit to end domestic violence at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the WFU Bridger Field House.

In Fall 2010, the Children’s Law Center partnered with the Wake Forest University School of Law to launch the Child Advocacy Clinic for students, according to Iris Sunshine (’89), who is the director of the clinic and the Children’s Law Center.

“The interdisciplinary course gives students a unique opportunity to represent children in a variety of legal settings, while studying the various models for representing children,” Iris said.

The Oct. 11 event marks the first time that the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina and Family Services Inc. are collaborating to educate people about domestic violence and the services available to survivors, to spearhead a community solution to the problem and to raise funds to continue the vital efforts of both organizations.  Domestic violence is everyone’s business and every child deserves to live in a “Home Free” from violence, Sunshine said.
 
The “Home Free” benefit will feature keynote speaker Victor Rivas Rivers, athlete and veteran star of more than two dozen films, as well as the best-selling author of the highly acclaimed memoir “A Private Family Matter.”
 
Tickets to the luncheon are $50.

For tickets and more information, visit fsifamily.org or call 336-722-8173.