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DASH at St John Neumann

Saint John Neumann High School Youth Ministry (AGAPE) & Health Ministry Special Presentation – “Dating Abuse Stops Here” – Sunday, February 10th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Saint John Neumann Chapel, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA 20191.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Agape & the Health Ministry will host a presentation by Lynne Russell, the founder of Dating Abuse Stops Here (DASH) about teen dating abuse and how to have a healthy relationship. All teens, parents, families and friends are invited to this presentation. Lynne will present the heart breaking story of her daughter with the video “Siobhan’s Story” which describes how her daughter was killed by an abusive boyfriend. She will speak about how she missed the warning signs that Siobhan’s relationship was abusive and how DASH was created to educate teens about the dangers of teen dating abuse. Wendy Claunch of DASH will highlight the early warning signs, how to recognize when a relationship is abusive and how to have a healthy relationship. Don’t miss this important presentation for all teen aged children and their parents!  If you need additional information or have any questions about this presentation, contact Doug Johnson by phone at (703) 860-6141 or by e-mail atdjohnson@saintjn.org.


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2013

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! DASH is preparing! What are YOU going to do?

  • Wear your bracelet!!
  • Ask your school to host a DASH presentation during the month or anytime in the school year.
  • Invite a friend to join our cause, or our FB page.
  • Consider confidentially sharing your survivor/success story on our website to let others know that there is hope and a way out.
  • Donate your old cell phone at EmbriodMe-Herndon, 311 Spring St, Herndon, VA or ask them for a donation box to collect phones for DASH at your place of business.
  • Join us for Siobhan’s memorial walk on 10 February at Dulles Town Center Mall, VA!
  • Read the proclamation from the White House!

You CAN make a difference, and we need your help. Dating Abuse Stops Here!!!!  Contact us at admin4dash@verizon.net for available presentation dates, brochures and bracelets to hand out at your school, campus or event.

DASH Cell Phone Drive Underway

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month. You can help support DASH by participating in our February Cell Phone Drive! We are collecting used cell phones to be recycled for which DASH will receive 100% of the proceeds. You’ll be helping the environment, too!  If you received a new phone during the holidays, please consider donating your old one to us! Get your business involved, too, by setting up a donation box!

Here’s how:
  1. Starting January 14 until March 6 drop off your used cell phone (and charger!) at EmbroidMe, 311 Spring St., Herndon, VA,  20170,  (703) 435-7773.  Business hours M-F 9am-5pm.
  2. Pick up a cell phone donation box at EmbroidMe – Herndon to request donations at your place of business. Have your colleagues and friends drop their phones into the box!
  3. At the end of the drive drop off the sealed donation box  at EmbroidMe Herndon and we’ll do the rest!

If you have any questions please contact DASH at admin4dash@verizon.net

Special thanks to our friends at EmbroidMe for their participation and support of DASH!


DASH at Shiloh Baptist Church

Thank you to Shiloh Baptist Church (McLean, VA) and their Kingdom Pearls and Kingdom Gents Youth Ministry for hosting a DASH presentation. These teens were a terrific group who will certainly take Shev’s story to heart. After the presentation, the teens took a dating abuse quiz arranged by their Servant Leaders and passed with flying colors, reinforcing the importance of the DASH message! Thank you Natalie Bailey, Debbie Woodbury and Jerome Dixon for inviting us!