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Mardi Gras Blues Celebration / Fundraiser
Eagles Ballroom
Olympia, WA
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Mardi Gras Blues Celebration / Fundraiser
Featuring Too Slim & the Taildraggers, 2012 Blues Music Award Nominee for Rock Blues Album 2012, and Olympia's own Blues Attitude, this Mardi Gras theme celebration promises an evening of Blues, Dancing, and festivities to shake off the winter cold! No Host Bar, BBQ buffet, a photo booth and LIMITED Taxi vouchers available to guarantee your safe trip home! Costumes optional. This event is 21 and older, please.
Doors open at 8:00 pm
Dinner Buffet open 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Too Slim & The Taildraggers 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Blues Attitude 10:30 pm - Midnight
All proceeds will benefit Partners in Prevention Education.

To engage homeless and at risk youth and adult allies in the elimination of sexual violence, bias and hate crimes as they contribute to homelessness and as it exists in street culture.  We achieve this though social change work, violence prevention education, and survivor support services that include advocacy, therapy and support groups.


Partners in Prevention Education (PiPE) began in 2004 with the express intent to work with youth to develop their vision and strategies for creating a community free of sexual violence.
In 2006, PiPE expanded its area of focus to include other forms of violence, including child abuse, and bias-based and domestic violence.*
PiPE provides both youth engagement in violence prevention as well as support services for young victims of violence, including therapy, advocacy, and support groups.

Partners in Prevention Education is a social justice organization committed to empowering young victims of violence to advocate for their needs, including a community free of violence!

Since we opened our doors, we have provided 2,786 hours of therapy, advocacy, and support groups to over 200 youth and young adults affected by or at risk of homelessness.

On average over a dozen young people attend the weekly violence prevention group. Participants discuss root causes of violence and develop strategies and activities designed to change those conditions. Prevention projects have included:
Development of the "Sexual, Consent, Assault, Rape" (SCAR) booklet that provides information on consent laws in Washington, consequences of conviction of sex crimes, and strategies for staying safe.
Weekly discussions on topics related to healthy dating, self-esteem, and developing support systems.
Focus groups to gather input for the Thurston County Gang Taskforce, the City of Olympia's Downtown Project, and the annual Homeless Census.

Things you should know about the youth we serve:
78% identify as lesbian, gay, bi, transgender.
72% have experienced an abusive home life.
66% have experienced sexual assault.

PiPE provides services for marginalized youth and young adults including:
*Homeless*Street involved*Lesbian*Gay   * Bisexual  *Transgender
*At-risk*Victims of child abuse, sexual violence and bias-based violence

PiPE does not provide Anger Management or Domestic Violence Treatment to convicted offenders.

Your tax deductible donations go a long way to provide important services at PiPE:
$25 provides daily bus passes for a dozen therapy, support group, or Violence Prevention participants.
$50 provides three hourly stipends for participants engaged in violence prevention activities and/or office support.
$75 provides one 1 hour therapy session for survivors of violence.
$100 provides dinner and refreshments for twenty-four Violence Prevention group participants.
All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL for youth and young adults (ages 13-30) who have lived through sexual assault, abuse and/or bias-based violence, and are homeless, street-dependent or at risk!

Advocacy:  Advocacy is available for individual youth and young adults wanting to access emotional support or assistance to clarify issues, solve problems, identify barriers to safety, and develop safety checking and planning skills. Advocates strive to increase clients' self-esteem and self-awareness, and improve skills in decision-making and self-care. Advocates are also available to answer questions regarding protection orders (including Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Protection Orders), anti-harassment orders, no-contact orders, identity changes, and can provide advocacy support at civil or criminal court hearings as well as medical advocacy and referrals for other services.
Educational Presentations available on:

Working with Youth Who are Marginalized
What DO Youth Need from Youth Advocates?
Mandated Reporting
Working w/ LGBTQQIA Youth
Community Development and Sexual Violence Prevention

Presentations utilize a popular education model to invite participants to engage in conversations focused on the underlying causes of sexual and domestic violence, available resources, and on creating prevention strategies.

Support Groups:  Support groups are focused on empowerment, connection and self-care.  Current support groups offered include a young women's survivor group, an open psycho-educational group for LGBTQQIA youth and young adults, and a closed therapeutic group for LGBTQQIA youth and young adults. Other support groups are necessary, especially a support group for male survivors; however, this support group has not yet been able to be offered due to limits on funding and staffing.

Therapy (Individual, Couples or Family Therapy):  Therapy is available to youth and young adult survivors of child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault and/or general crimes specifically focusing on hate/bias crimes, who would not be able to access counseling services due to lack of insurance, monies, or other barriers. Therapy services are provided by trained, licensed practitioners and are based specifically on the needs of the youth or young adult being served. Therapy is open to survivors ages 13-30 who are currently, formerly, or "at-risk" for becoming homeless (including runaways).

Violence Prevention Youth Engagement:  
PiPE's Prevention Coordinator facilitates weekly meetings with youth and young adults to discuss the underlying conditions that support and contribute to a culture of sexual and& domestic violence. Projects are aimed at:

Increasing both the participants' and the community's awareness of the impact of these issues and available resources.

Identifying the attitudes, values, norms and beliefs that contribute to the occurrence of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and bias-based harassment and violence.

Increasing knowledge of strategies to act for the prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
Decreasing isolation among homeless and high-risk youth and young adults, and increasing participants' access to valuable and important roles within our community!

*Domestic Violence Victims Services are in high demand; however; PiPE is currently unable to provide domestic violence-specific services due to limits on funding and staffing.

Contact Us        
By Phone:  (360) 357-4472

For Hearing impaired callers:  Washington Relay Service (toll-free) at 1-800-833-6388 or
by dialing 711 from any landline phone.

By Mail:  Partners in Prevention Education
         317 4th Ave. E, FL-4
         Olympia, WA 98501-1117



Eagles Ballroom (View)
805 4th Ave. E.
Olympia, WA 98501
United States

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Arts > Dance
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > Blues
Other > Fundraisers
Social > LGBT

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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