Entries by Conchita Topinka

A safe place to sleep

In the past, Linda* had fled to a friend’s house. That didn’t work out so well when her abuser found her and convinced her to come back home. Emergency shelter allows victims to find safety apart from the places they normally frequent which are the first places an abuser will go to find them. FSC […]

National Study: Camp HOPE America Has Positive Impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Memphis’ Camp HOPE America Part of National Study Camps Report Powerful Results from Working with Children Exposed to Domestic Violence  (MEMPHIS, TN), February 26, 2018 – Without hope and the skills to cope with the trauma in their lives, children who have witnessed domestic violence are likely to perpetuate the same cycle of […]

Hope for Tomorrow: FSC Camp Breaks the Cycle

Camp HOPE America, TN in Memphis offers standard activities like swimming, ziplining, hikes, ropes courses, and silly songs. But it is a curriculum focused on providing campers “a pathway to hope,” that sets this residential camp apart. Small group cabin discussions and awards for outstanding character traits provide children the tools to cope with adversity. […]