The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to supporting the well-being of abused, neglected and at-risk children throughout our Courage House National Support Network for Kids. Through our partnership with the National Football League, the Foundation cultivates awareness at each Courage House and helps to raise funds for their programs and initiatives.
Our Vision is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect and to lay the foundation for generations of safe and nurturing families.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015
DETROIT LIONS TEAM UP WITH HAVEN ON LANDMARK DOMESTIC ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAMMING
DETROIT — The Detroit Lions and HAVEN, Oakland County’s center for the prevention and treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault announced today an expansion of their relationship in the form of a $250,000 grant to solely fund the Redefine program in Oakland and Wayne counties over the course of three years. This partnership will be an additional component of the Detroit Lions Living for the City initiative, a program of Detroit Lions Charities.
“The Detroit Lions have long respected and supported HAVEN’s mission and the opportunity to fund a progressive program like Redefine is one we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of,” said Team President Tom Lewand. “As an organization we recognize the platform we have to empower our community at large to take a firm stand against domestic violence.”
Redefine was developed by HAVEN and is a fully integrated partnership between the Detroit Lions and HAVEN with the long term goal of eradicating domestic violence in metro Detroit. With a specific focus on roots and causes, Redefine is intended to educate high school and college aged young men about the issue of domestic violence in their communities through leadership development.
This robust prevention curriculum includes sessions on gender equity, social justice intersectionality, empathy exercises, building a culture of consent, media literacy, as well as several other relevant topics. Detroit Lions active and alumni players will be incorporated into certain sessions.
“The entire HAVEN team is thrilled to see the Detroit Lions organization taking action by using their powerful platform to engage young men in ending domestic violence,” said HAVEN President and CEO Beth Morrison. “Education is a key component of ending violence against women and the Lions’ support will allow us to extend our reach of the Redefine program even deeper into the community.”
For more information about Redefine and other HAVEN prevention education programs, go to: https://www.haven-oakland.org/education-prevention/programs.
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