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An 1948 Tucker is among the classic cars on display at Dick's Classic Garage which will host a fundraiser Sept. 24 for the Friends of the Family Justice Center. COURTESY PHOTO

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Friends of the Family Justice Center will host a fundraiser for its domestic violence prevention efforts Sept. 24 at Dick’s Classic Garage, 120 Stagecoach Trail in San Marcos.

Boosters want to build the Family Justice Center in the Village at San Marcos social services campus on Reimer Avenue off Hunter Road. The museum’s extensive collection of classic cars will complement the fundraiser’s Route 66 theme, organizers said.

“While it’s easy to idealize this era, what we know now is domestic violence happens in the seemingly happiest homes on the quietest streets in the best neighborhoods,” said Nora Linares-Moeller, the group’s even chair. “Our goal with this event, as with any of our functions, is to have fun, raise money, but most importantly, spread the word about this insidious problem and give people a way to help.”

The event will run 6-9 p.m. and be catered by Cool Mint Cafe. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online here. www.haysfriends.org

Friends of the Family Justice Center envisions a program modeled off one in San Diego that is credited with decreasing family violence, including domestic deaths. The San Diego program, established in 2002, involves social services programs co-located on one campus and handles more than 500 clients and 3,000 calls per month.

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