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Local 24 Showcases Belly Dancers Raising Funds and Awareness for FSC

ABC Local 24’s morning show, Local Memphis Live, hosted Vernetta Eddleman, FSC’s director of clientservices, along with Bluff City Bellydance Showcase organizer Liz London and local dancers who came together to create a “Shimmy Mob.” Shimmy Mob is a flash mob-style performance that happened simultaneously in 162 cities around the world by more than 2,300 […]

The Spark Shines a Light on the Work FSC Does to Fight DV

WKNO’s TV show The Spark featured Olliette Murry-Drobot, Family Safety Center’s executive director, to discuss what FSC is and what it does for the greater Memphis community. The March episode focused on “safety,” with Olliette and FSC starting off the show. Olliette and show host Jeremy Park discussed the history of creating FSC, what FSC […]

The Memphis Daily News Features Director of Client Services Vernetta Eddleman as a Memphis Newsmaker

The Memphis Daily News spotlighted Vernetta Eddleman joining the Family Safety Center team as director of client services. The article, which runs in a questionnaire format, featured Vernetta’s thoughts on her career path, joining FSC, her greatest accomplishment and why she loves the work she does. From the article: “What do you consider your greatest […]

The Commercial Appeal draws attention to DV in Memphis

The Commercial Appeal reporter Jody Callahan interviewed Family Safety Center executive director Olliette Murry-Drobot recently about the rise in domestic violence incidents in Memphis and Shelby County over the past decade, in order to showcase the growing problem that exists in our community. Those who were interviewed in the June 9 story – including Dottie […]

Olliette Murry-Drobot featured as a Woman to Watch

FSC executive director Olliette Murry-Drobot was featured as a Woman to Watch in The Commercial Appeal. The article focused on Olliette’s own personal experiences with domestic violence, which has fueled her passion to help others who are suffering from a DV situation. From the article: “I grew up in a home where there was family […]

Safe in Memphis: Domestic violence more than a family matter

The Family Safety Center was featured in The Commercial Appeal’s Safe in Memphis series by writer David Waters. The article brought attention to the fact that while many people think domestic violence isn’t something that they should be concerned about it if isn’t happening in their home, the fact is that violence in the home […]

Local Belly Dancers ‘Get their Shimmy On’ for a Good Cause

On May 11, 2,100 dancers in 156 cities all over the world will dance together to raise awareness and donations for abused women’s and children’s shelters in their areas. All of the dancers will perform the same dance, to the same music and dress in the same T-shirts to symbolize their unity against domestic violence. […]