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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

Maternity Fair

Date: Tuesday, 10/24/23

Time: 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Wayne County Library 

Description: Hosted by Excel by 5

Fall Festival

Date: Tuesday, 10/31/23

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: Changes in Hattiesburg

Description: Fall Festival hosted by Changes in Hattiesburg 

Turn Up Tuesday @ Forrest County PRCC

Date: Tuesday,11/7/23

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Where: By the bridge @ Forrest County PRCC 

Description: Resource fair for PRCC students. Vendors, nonprofits, music, and food!  

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