Highlights Features YWCAs Resolve Family Abuse Program & the Girls Night Out Event


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Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.

The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.

The show airing July 15, 2019 –  July 22, 2019 highlights the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program and the upcoming 21st Annual Girls Night Out event.

We interviewed Julie Haden, Program Director of the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program, Joyce Richmond, a domestic violence survior, and Karen Farmer, Chair of the Girls Night Out event.


Julie talked about the Resolve program. The YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program offers 24/7 shelter, a crisis hotline and emergency intervention for victims of domestic violence. Providing services for the entire family in Kanawha, Clay and Boone counties, YWCA Resolve also offers case management, court advocacy, counseling, support groups, safety planning, monitored parent-child visitation/exchange, programs for children, and teen dating safety. Licensed by the West Virginia Family Protection Services Board, our mission is to eliminate domestic violence through leadership, education, empowerment and community collaboration.

Julie also gave us all the necessay telephone numbers to reach out for help.

24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Lines:

Charleston calling area: 304.340.3549

Toll-free: 800.681.8663

Administrative number: 304.340.3573

Boone County office: 304.369.4189

Clay County office: 304.587.7243

Teen Dating Awareness Program: 304.342.6228

Individual and Group Counseling: 304.340.3549


Joyce described her situation from 8 years ago as she was brutally beaten by her husband. After a long and trying ordeal, she received help from a domestic violence recovery center.

She is doing very well now and enjoys her grandchildren.

Karen discussed details for the upcoming 21st Annual Girls Night Out to benefit the Resolve Family Abuse Program. The theme this is year is ‘Tropic Like it’s Hot’. Again this year, the event is set for the Charleston Convention Center on August 10, 2019.

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General Event Tickets:

$150 per person through July 18

$175 per person effective July 19

$200 per person at the door

GO TO GNOWV.com to secure your tickets.

Your purchase includes parking, food, open bar including signature cocktails, entertainment for the evening, and the opportunity to bid on amazing silent auction items!

NEW for 2019! Hostess is now an Individual Sponsor!

The GNO tradition continues! Individual Sponsors (formerly Hostesses) provide the seed money that allows us to launch the event this year and are core to GNO’s history. As a special “thank you,” GNO Individual Sponsors receive:

  • Ticket to the GNO 2019 event

  • Access to exclusive Sponsor Area with open seating

  • Access to exclusive Sponsor Bar

  • Gift bag guaranteed with GNO 2019 T-Shirt & Flip Flops

  • Exclusive invitation to the Sponsor Appreciation Pre-Party

  • Recognition as GNO Sponsor at event and on website

  • Pride in supporting critical services for victims of domestic violence

*Must be 21 to attend

We hope to see you there.

If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.

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