Monthly Archives: June 2015

0/6 Women’s Self Defense Class

On June 6th, Julia Duresky teamed up with Julie Weil to host a women’s self-defense class in Downtown West Palm Beach. The event was held at Haute Yoga, 225 Clematis St, Suite 200; who generously donated their space. All of the proceeds from this event went to the Butterfly House awareness and supplies. We look forward to another successful event in the future.

Please see the event details below:

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0/6 Women’s Self-Defense Class

1 out of 6 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. Let’s turn that stat to zero together learning how to be aware and defend yourself in case of an attack. The venue, instructors, snacks & wine are ALL donated so 100% of the profits will go directly to Butterfly House, a rape crisis center for Palm Beach County, inspired in part by rape survivor, Julie Weil.

In 2002, Julie, a mother of two, was abducted in her church parking lot at noon with her children. She was raped four times in front of her children that day in the Everglades. I tell you this not to shock but so you realize it truly can be anyone, anywhere, at anytime.

Join me for a two-hour self-defense class with martial arts professional Howard Freedland and his black belt team of Jupiter Traditional Martial Arts Club followed by a social hour with wine and snacks.

Tickets are just $25 with a small online transaction fee. As always, please feel free to donate any amount you would like to contribute to Butterfly House. Every $10 provides a shower, toothbrush, cotton underwear, clean clothes, and flip-flops so she may begin her recovery afresh. Please visit their website

Photos from the event:

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Free Trauma Support Groups

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Support Groups

Women’s Trauma Support GroupSpanish Speaking

Mondays             5:00 pm – 6:30pm

SART Office: 4210 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407


Men’s Trauma Support Group

Tuesdays             3:00pm – 5:00pm

SART Office: 4210 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407


Women’s Trauma Support Group

Wednesdays       3:30pm – 5:00pm

South County Courthouse: 200 W. Atlantic Ave, Room 1E-301, Delray Beach, FL 33444


Women’s Trauma Support Group

Thursdays            3:30pm – 5:00pm

Main Courthouse: 205 N Dixie Hwy, 5th floor, Ste 5.1100, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Homicide Support Group

First Thursday of the month          4:30pm – 6:00pm

West County Victim Service Office: 2976 State Road 15, 2nd floor, Belle Glade, FL 33430


Free Services provided by Palm Beach County Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center

For more information call:

Randee Kogan, MS, LMHC             561-355-2418 (option 3)

Channel 20 features Flash Mob

Palm Beach County’s local news channel, Channel 20, featured the 2015 flash mob. To see the story and clips from the event, please select the link below.

Channel 20

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No More Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault