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At the Shafer Center, we work closely with the community to bring awareness to social issues. We do this through fun and interactive ways which involve the community. Check out some of the events we have done with our community partners and check out our upcoming events so you can join!

The Shafer Center actively participates in National Crime Victims' Rights Week every year. This national event provides awareness for victims' rights and focuses on the need for a multidisciplinary community approach. Every year, The Shafer Center and other community partners and resources accept a proclamation from the mayor stating the city's full support in ensuring victim rights and calling attention and needed change towards sexual assault.

Upcoming Events

Here you will learn about the upcoming events we are hosting and/or participating in! If you're interested in us participating in any of your events, want to host an event, etc., please send us a message here

March 25, 2023

The SwitchYard Presents / Art and Music Revue / Expression Is Our Passion

Where: SwitchYard @ downtown Hattiesburg during HubFest

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

What it's about: A fundraiser event to help us raise money! Created by Ryan Hughes, this event will showcase local artists and musicians. There will be food, good music, amazing poetry, and raffles! We will have a booth giving out information about the center.  

More information can be found here! Hope to see you there!

March 23, 2023

2023 SCHCF Community Health Fair

Where: South Central Place, 2260 MS-15, Laurel MS, 39440

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

March 31, 2023

Spring Fling Health Fair

Where: Changes in Hattiesburg, MS

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

April 23-29, 2023

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Check out our Facebook page during this week to see what community businesses from our eleven counties support victims of crime! 

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