The Anti-Violence Committee of the Triad would like to invite you to participate in the Human Race, this April 18th. Your support and efforts will help us continue to do our work in the Triad, helping those in need. Come out and enjoy free food, music, prizes, and entertainment, while meeting the great and caring people of the community.
The Anti-Violence Committee of the Triad strives to empower individuals, and provide education about the problems of violence in its widest context. We have been active in the Triad since 1997, and are recognized as a 501c3 nonprofit. We have, and continue to give to needy families any assistance that we can.
• Providing support to families in need.
• “Recycle the old for the new to come”: Collecting and distributed used items to individuals in need.
• Angel House: The Angel House is a start-up project, sponsored by the Anti-Violence Committee of the Triad, which a goal to raise funds to build and operate a large home for aged out foster care, and giving them a place to call home while transitioning into adulthood – going back to school, getting a job, finding their own way in life
Donations can be made online at:
Contribution forms for any amount, can be in person at the Greensboro Volunteer Center, or from an avctriad volunteer.
Donations of $50 or more will receive a free Human Race t-shirt, please fill out a donation form with your shirt size.
Your donation today entitles you to enjoy free fun at the human race event, while supporting avctriad. It is a win-win.
If you have any questions contact Paige, or Cynthia (336) 282-0274
Violence is a form of abuse that involves behavior intended to establish and maintain control over family, household members, intimate partners, colleagues, individuals or groups. In most cases the victim knows who his or her offender is, but there are also cases where the victim’s offender is a stranger.
Violence may occur only once or frequently over a period of years or months. Both violence and abuse have a lasting effect on the health and well-being of a person. Some of the different forms of violence are listed below.
Physical violence occurs when someone uses a part of their body or an object to control a person’s actions.
Sexual violence occurs when a person is forced to unwillingly take part in sexual activity.
Emotional violence occurs when someone says or does something to make a person feel stupid or worthless.
Psychological violence occurs when someone uses threats and causes fear in a person to gain control.
Spiritual (or religious) violence occurs when someone uses a person’s spiritual beliefs to manipulate, dominate or control the person.
Cultural violence occurs when a person is harmed as a result of practices that are part of her or his culture, religion or tradition.
Verbal abuse occurs when someone uses language, weather spoken or written, to cause harm to a person.
Financial abuse occurs when someone controls a person’s financial resources without the person’s consent or misuses those resources.
Neglect occurs when someone has the responsibility to provide care or assistance for your but does not.
It does not matter what class you’re from, what ethnicity, what location. We say ENOUGH! We are not looking to turn back the clock to a Mayberry utopia (and even then there was violence, just “not so bad” and stopped quickly), but we need to bring peace otherwise we can expect to see the following happen:
- More people seeking mental health treatment in an ever overburdened system.
- More homelessness, with individuals and families with no place to call home.
- More hunger – people can’t afford to feed themselves, and the food charities are running out of food and money.
- More homicides and suicides.
- More broken families – a single brutal act by one individual can split wide open the extended family and generate distrust and even loathing within the extended family unit.
The Angel House is a start-up project, sponsored by the Anti-Violence Committee of the Triad, which a goal to raise funds to build and operate a large home for young women who are exiting the foster care system, and giving them a place to call home while transitioning into adulthood – going back to school, getting a job, finding their own way in life. Life skills would be needed to be taught, and there would need to be ways to continue to fund the house, as well.
This is important, because:
- 2,500 children are waiting to be adopted
- 9,000 are living in foster care
- 14,000 children are removed from their families annually
- 550 age out of the system each year with no family support
This is just locally – the national figures are much worse.