FRIENDS, Inc. Hosts Dueling Pianos Benefit September 16, 2022

West Bend, Wis. – FRIENDS, Inc.a local non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault for over 44 years, is hosting its annual Dueling Pianos fundraiser at the Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural St., Hartford, WI, on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The public is invited to a pleasant evening filled with delicious food, cocktails, raffles, silent auction and musical entertainment.

Come join us and learn how FRIENDS has helped individuals and families in Washington County.

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Individuals like…

“The trauma you go through as a child stays with you for the rest of your life. The people you are supposed to learn love from provide a biased version of love. from an early age that violence is normal, and you end up with partners who do just that, abuse you. I’m a different person thanks to FRIENDS and I hope they continue their mission to help others as they helped me.– Adult

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“The FRIENDS art therapist helped me a lot. I like that it is not for mom or dad, but for me. It’s a safe space to express my feelings, like how I feel if I’m in pain or not. Feelings like being scared, happy, or safe. Sometimes I’m scared but not so often. She helps me to understand these feelings and to express them. – Child

“I am so impressed with the help I received through FRIENDS for my experience with an aggressive spouse and legal help with a restraining order and divorce. FRIENDS was
supported when I went to court and it made all the difference for me to know that I was not alone with my abuser in the courtroom. – Adult

“I am overwhelmed by the generosity of FRIENDS; the time and attention that all staff and volunteers devote to it is absolutely incredible. I appreciate the help and support I continue to receive through your organization more than I can ever adequately explain or verbalize… Thank you so much! – Adult

“I will forever be grateful to FRIENDS for the time and attention they gave me, it was truly life changing…you allowed me to see possibilities in front of me that I was sure I would they would never be a reality for me!” – Adult

“I want to thank you for all your help and support! Knowing that there are people like you and places like FRIENDS is uplifting during dark times for many of us affected by domestic violence. I am grateful and thankful. – Adult

“FRIENDS provided me with a safe place where I could work on making decisions about myself, as well as being able to provide a safe environment for me and my daughter.” – Adult

In 2021, with county law enforcement, the district attorney’s office, and hospitals, FRIENDS:
-participated in 403 load conferences to support and provide information to domestic customers
victims of violence.
-responded to 35 sexual assault examinations at our local hospitals.

Additionally, FRIENDS, Inc.,

– responded to 835 crisis calls.
-provided safe shelter for 95 victims and their children.

Our Dueling Piano fundraiser allows us to help more families. Eat, drink and be charitable.
You can buy tickets by clicking HERE.

During box office hours, tickets can be purchased in person or charged over the phone by calling 262-670-0560, Ext. 3.

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