To Support Taos's 'Community Against Violence'
The Bavarian Lodge and Restaurant is pleased to announce its “Pink Snow Party” happening during the Taos Winter Wine Festival to benefit the Taos based Community Against Violence organization. This worthy occasion will be hosted by Peter Chevalier, the U. S. importer for Château d’Esclans winery who will be pouring their award winning Whispering Angel pink rosé wines in celebration of this noteworthy event.
The “Pink Snow Party” celebrations take place Saturday, February 1st from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Tickets are $15.00 and music will be presented by DJ Will on the deck. All those who plan on attending are encouraged to wear pink to show their support of the Community Against Violence, meet some new friends and enjoy the festive atmosphere, great food and wine that will be available.
Jamie Schulze, owner of The Bavarian Lodge and Restaurant, was quoted as saying “We’re pleased to be a part of this worthy event in support of Community Against Violence who is one of the oldest and most respected charitable organizations in Taos. They provide a much needed and valuable service in support of those who are victims of domestic and sexual violence in our community”.
Paul Chevalier, U. S. importer of the award winning Whispering Angel pink rosé wine is holding a magnum of their famous wine at The Bavarian Lodge and Restaurant in Taos Ski Valley.
Kid Corona of Outlaw 107.5 will be broadcasting live from the event.
ABOUT THE BAVARIAN LODGE AND RESTAURANT
Nestled at the base of stunning Kachina Peak above the European-style village of Taos Ski Valley, The Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant offers guests the comfort and charm of an authentic alpine ski alm amid the majesty of New Mexico's storied Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
This warm and welcoming guesthouse, constructed of logs and furnished with European antiques, provides ski-in/ski- out convenience while dispensing Old World hospitality. Spacious suites accommodate parties large and small, and the nationally acclaimed restaurant serves up Bavarian specialties on its sunny outdoor deck or in the cozy dining room.
Secluded but sociable, opulent yet casual, The Bavarian is a magical retreat that brings you a taste of the Bavarian Alps in the American Southwest.
ABOUT “COMMUNITY AGAINST VIOLENCE”
The mission of Community Against Violence, Inc. (CAV) is to foster and support communities free from all forms of domestic and sexual violence. CAV is the only non-profit agency in Taos County exclusively addressing the needs of victims of domestic/sexual violence.
CAV’s roots date back to 1978. That year several domestic violence disputes resulted in deaths and the County saw an increase in reported rapes. Two different groups of local woman began volunteer-run crisis phone lines and offered emergency shelter and crisis intervention out of their homes. The Battered Women’s Project and Community Against Rape each incorporated as a non-profit and formed Boards of Directors functioning independently until 1992 when they banded together and formed what was then called the Community Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.
The name was shorted to Community Against Violence, Inc. (CAV) in 1996 when we received one of only sixteen HUD grants awarded nationwide to build a permanent emergency and transitional shelter. In 1997, with the support of the Town of Taos, we moved into our new shelter facility.
Consistent grassroots support has enabled CAV to grow into our three-pronged approach to resolving issues of domestic/sexual violence. CAV’s Crisis Intervention, Support & Recovery Services and Outreach for Prevention & Education are all based on nationally recognized best practices. Consistently strong community support evidenced by results of the Taos News Reader’s Poll has also named CAV Best Non-Profit in Taos County for eleven years straight.
From the earliest days of community activism when volunteers answered emergency calls and provided clean and safe nightly emergency shelter to victims of domestic/sexual violence and their children CAV has evolved into a full service agency offering emergency and transitional housing, onsite crisis advocacy, individual adult and child counseling, survivor support groups, legal advocacy including accompaniment to court hearings; attorney assisted legal services, personal advocacy; individual life skills instruction; referrals and transportation to other social services; individual parenting skills instruction; structured therapeutic childcare with age-appropriate activities aimed at developing healthy communication and conflict resolution skills.
Outreach Prevention and Education Programs are helping change attitudes and lower tolerance for violence among our young people, and are teaching community members that domestic violence and sexual assault are not private family matters but rather issues that require full community action. Curricula for multi-session school-based programs are designed to be both age and culture appropriate. Weekly radio outreach focuses on issues capturing public attention and speaks to steps individuals can take to ensure personal and family safety. CAV’s nationally accredited Taos Children’s Saferoom Program provides law enforcement and Child Protective Service investigators with videotaped forensic interviews of children in cases of suspected physical or sexual abuse or when children have witnessed violent crimes. We are able to provide personal, medical and emergency advocacy, as well as Children’s Saferoom services in English or Spanish.
In 2008 CAV began offering CHANGES, a 52-session domestic violence offender re-education program for court-ordered or self- referred perpetrators. Again, based on nationally recognized best practices, CHANGES helps break the cycle of domestic violence by assisting individuals in becoming accountable for their actions and in changing the belief systems that give rise to interpersonal violence.