Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cut The Risk in Asheville North Carolina and WNC 1/18/10


All proceeds go to the Western Carolinians for Criminal Justice Women At Risk program

Asheville, NC - Help change the life of a woman at risk and pamper yourself at the same time. Prominent area salons are donating their time and services at reduced rates on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, 2010 as a benefit for the Women At Risk program run by the Western Carolinians for Criminal Justice. Women At Risk is a community-based program and offers outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment, clinical case management and sentencing alternatives to women at risk of incarceration.

“Our mission is to stop the cycle of domestic violence for women, men and children,” said Lorena Wiedeman, President of The Genesis Alliance, a non-profit volunteer organization that once again supports Cut-the-Risk. Created to increase community awareness of the pervasiveness and effects of domestic violence and to encourage prevention through education, the Genesis Alliance works for systemic change and supports local charitable organizations that assist women and children who have been victimized by domestic violence. Said Wiedeman, “the Women At Risk Program does just that.”

Placed at the Women At Risk Program by the Buncombe County court system, offenders begin to address and overcome self-destructive and abusive behaviors that brought them to the brink of imprisonment. They learn how to break the cycle of abuse and make the kinds of healthy choices that lead away from criminal activity. Almost ninety percent of the WCCJ Program graduates successfully complete probation and stay out of jail.

“I feel very strongly that this program has been an essential part of changing my life, practically and spiritually. Because of Women At Risk, legal consequences changed for me, from serving a possible mandatory sentence in prison to only serving one day in jail. I was given an opportunity to leave illegal activities and learn to become a viable citizen. Because of Women At Risk, I learned to take a chance, to trust, to be open.” – Delores – Women At Risk graduate.

This is the eighth annual benefit for Cut-The-Risk Day, and, due to the generosity of participating salons, a real bargain. For $25 participants can schedule a hair appointment. For $35 each, they can treat themselves to a 30 minute massage, manicure or a facial. There are also one-hour services available for $70 each. Certificates for some services can be purchased to use at a later date. Services vary by salon and appointments fill up fast. To schedule an appointment, please call (828) 774-2485.

Participating salons include Advanced Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal of Asheville ∙ Ananda Hair Studio ∙ Aubergine ∙ Carmen! Carmen! Prestige Salon & Spa at Belk ∙ Center for Massage & Natural Health ∙ Chestnut Hill Spa & Salon ∙ Cottage of Compassionate Hands ∙ Eclipse Salon ∙ L’eau de Vie ∙ Lola Salon & Gallery ∙ Pi Salon.Spa ∙ Salon Dragonfly ∙ Sensibilities Day Spa South ∙ Spa at Biltmore Village ∙ Studio Chavarria ∙ The Secret Spa at The Belvedere.

The event is also generously supported by The Genesis Alliance, (Benefactor); Devereaux & Banzhoff, PLLC ∙ Law Office of Cynthia A. Strom, PA ∙ Wachovia Bank (Sponsors); Allegra Print & Imaging ∙ Broker & Hamrick Law Firm ∙ T. Justin Sigmon, Attorney At Law ∙ Judy Futch Consulting ∙ Mediation Works/Sarah V. Corley ∙ Western Carolina Women’s Special Center (Underwriters).

Article by: Tracy D. Hyorth - Out ‘n About Communications

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Anonymous said...

Women At Risk COULD be a really good organization if they completely got rid of all current employees and hired all new ones and made the staff more diverse instead of mostly one race. We as women in need want to see more women of color working in the helping field. | AskAsheville Youtube | Follow AskAsheville on Twitter |