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Hope Revived – Silver Lining’s first program graduate

Hope Revived – Silver Lining’s first program graduate

This past December Kathy’s Legacy had its first Silver Lining Program graduate when participant Lauren turned 18. Over the years, we have been so honored to be a part of Lauren’s life and be a reliable source of support for her and her family. At a young age, Lauren’s...

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3 Simple Ways to Give More (without spending more)

3 Simple Ways to Give More (without spending more)

If you shop with Amazon, utilizing Amazon Smile is an amazing way to give back while you shop at no additional cost to you. How to set up Amazon Smile: Web Browser: Visit smile.amazon.com Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com Select your charity by...

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Ten Things I Love About Kathy by Ginny Scharbarth

Ten Things I Love About Kathy by Ginny Scharbarth

Ten years...Seems like only yesterday by Ginny Scharbarth  This month we celebrate Kathy’s life, love, and legacy.  Her beautiful smile, thoughtful ways, and loving heart will never be forgotten. As the ten-year anniversary of Kathy’s murder approaches, please enjoy...

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Domestic Violence Resources

Domestic Violence Resources

Last month we looked at what domestic violence is and how to identify it. This month, we are providing resources for how to obtain help when needed. These resources are helpful for those looking to leave an abusive situation or for friends/family supporting a victim....

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What is Domestic Violence?

What is Domestic Violence?

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. In this month’s blog we want...

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KLF and COVID-19

KLF and COVID-19

According to the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice, domestic violence incidents increased 8.1% after jurisdictions imposed pandemic-related lockdown orders.1 As a result, Kathy’s Legacy also experienced an increase. Our Silver Lining program, which...

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Why We Can’t Forget The Pets

Why We Can’t Forget The Pets

Kathy’s Legacy’s mission is to serve children and pets impacted by domestic violence. However, it is not often you hear about pets in relation to domestic violence. Unfortunately, the reality is pets play significant roles in DV situations but often go...

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Silver Lining Spotlight: Family 4

Silver Lining Spotlight: Family 4

Note: Kathy’s Legacy does not share photos of the children's faces or use their real names. Names have been changed to protect their privacy. In early February 2013, Isabel met with her estranged husband in the parking lot of the Imperial Beach Sheriff substation for...

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How a Positive Evolved from a Tragedy

How a Positive Evolved from a Tragedy

Jim Willis was the police detective who investigated Kathy’s murder case. Jim has been a peace officer in California for over 20 years. After the conclusion of the investigation, he developed a bond with the Scharbarth family. Jim now proudly serves as President of...

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