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BLIND PASSENGER – Domestic Violence Awareness Collaborative

WHAT IS THE BLIND PASSENGER – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS COLLABORATIVE?

  • The Blind Passenger – DVAC is a creative initiative designed to bring awareness to domestic violence and disenfranchised family systems that have been affected by intimate partner violence.  It is based on the self-help memoir Blind Passenger, written and published by Dr. Melissa Tate-Scruse.
  • As a licensed professional counselor for nearly 15 years, Dr. Tate-Scruse was able to marry her personal testimony of failed marriage and her professional knowledge of toxic relationships to create a poignant self-help memoir of unhealthy relationship dynamics that affected her family. CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT ON AMAZON
  • Blind Passenger – Chapter One: Thony is the story of a young, newlywed couple whose love affair has taken a turn for worse.  The story is raw and real in its written transparency, and is assured to be just as pivotal on the cinematic screen.
  • During movie screening events, the short-film will serve as the backdrop for #NecessaryConversations – offering guided mental health discussions, providing resources, and informing the community of programs that support men, women, and children who have been affected by intimate partner violence.
  • Dr. Tate-Scruse’ mental health practice Cohesive Counseling Associates PLLC (CCA) is proud to partner with Destiny Reached Thru Empowerment (DRTE), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is thriving to educate, equip, and empower women in a safe haven to make positive life changes.
  • Filming is set to begin in November 2019!  Please join us in bringing awareness to domestic violence by way of this short film narrative.

HELP US BRING BLIND PASSENGER FROM BOOK TO SCREEN

AND BRING AWARENESS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!

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DRTE LOGOFUNDRAISING INITIATIVE: $15,000 

Donations will  subsidize marketing and production of Chapter One: Thony as well as DRTE’s established initiative to provide transitional housing, comprehensive programming, and mental health counseling for women offenders who face challenges with abusive relationships, substance abuse, and family reunification.

  Sponsorship Opportunities Are Listed Below


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WHY SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS?

  • The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) reports that nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, which equates to more than 10 million women and men in one year.
  • It is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
  • Studies suggest 1 in 15 children bear witness to some form of domestic violence annually, and these children suffer abuse or neglect at higher rates.
  • NCADV explains that intimate partner violence has been linked to adolescent pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, intrauterine hemorrhage, nutritional deficiency, gastrointestinal problems, neurological disorders, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and noncommunicable diseases like as hypertension, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Victims of domestic violence are also at higher risk for developing addictions to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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PLATINUM SPONSOR - $1000

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10 Complimentary screening event tickets
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SILVER SPONSOR – $500

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5 Complimentary screening event tickets
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BRONZE SPONSOR – $100

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GENERAL SPONSOR -

No Dollar Amount Is Too Small And Every Dollar Amount Is Equally Appreciated

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Make checks payable to:  DRTE   – Mailed to PO Box 390871; Charlotte, NC 28227.

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