Volume II | September 2020
Monthly News & Updates
Lighting the way to a safe futures
Exciting news from the Beacon Center! A special shout-out to First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach for their work and support to give the kids in our shelter such an amazing gift. We plan to start building this project in October 2020.
First United Methodist Church
We want to send a special Thank You out to the First United Methodist Church in Ormond Beach for their never ending

Parent Project Attorney
Amanda Riyad first began working with domestic violence survivors in 2009 at Boston Medical Center’s Domestic Violence Program and has been working in the child welfare system since 2013. 

The Parent Attorney Project serves survivors of domestic violence who have a dependency case. Amanda is available at the time an abuse report is made - she assists survivors in an effort to reduce the removal of children from the survivor and she can represent qualifying survivors in judicial and non-judicial cases.

Current Fundraisers
The Beacon Center is gearing up for a October which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please take a minute and look at the variety of events you can get involved with.
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Happening October 1st

5K Shirts are in
Shelter Highlight of the Month

Our newest member of the Beacon Center team Daisy prepared a nice dinner for the survivors and their children currently living in our emergency shelter.

Daisy is our newest shelter advocate.

August Service Stats
  • Hotline calls - 76
  • Bed night stays - 748
  • Referrals given by hotline- 117
  • Safety plans created - 552
  • Assistance with Relocation Assistance - 240
  • Shelter Intakes - 11
  • Individual Counseling - 422
  • Basic Needs Assessments - 644
  • Crisis Counseling - 464
  • Goal Settings/Service Plans - 366
Meet our Board of Directors
Mark Dunn - President
Mark joined the Beacon Center Board of Directors in 2017 and began his first term as President in October 2019. Mark is a financial advisor with The Executive Compensation Group and lives in Ormond Beach with his wife of 26 years, Tammy. Mark and Tammy have two sons, Noah and Cooper, and a Labradoodle named, Finley. Mark’s wish for survivors of domestic violence is, ‘….that they realized they are loved by people they may never meet and that we are here to utilize our gifts to empower them to be the person God has touched them to be” 
Survivor quote of the month: "I haven't felt at ease in so long....I sort of had started getting use to being on edge... I hated it tho- Always jumpy and my chest hurting from anxiety I couldn't control.."