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Our VOICE Launches a Bilingual Referral & Informational Textline

Our VOICE is thrilled to announce the launch of our referral and informational textline, offered in English and Spanish, for all people who are interested in services or support after experiencing sexual trauma. 

For information, for help, for support, all you have to do is text VOICE or VOZ to 85511 
and a trained staff member will respond during business hours with individualized, accurate, and non-judgmental answers to any questions.  Website

The text line aims to increase outreach to vulnerable populations, connect more Buncombe County residents with services, and provide information regarding sexual violence to high-risk populations.  For more information call 828.255.7576 or click Our Voice Textline

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We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.

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