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Each year since 2012 an event is held in late summer to raise money for this important program. Women gather in their favorite large hats and sun dresses for an afternoon of sweet tea, snacks, libations, raffles, auction items and music. This successful event has made it possible to build an onsite shelter and provide medical care as needed each year. Please join us this year, Sunday, August 28 th at 2PM at the Athens Community Center. Tickets are sold in advance and are limited. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/MySistersPaws/.
It’s been a big year for My Sister’s Place and we are excited to share with you some of the new projects we are working on!
In this past fiscal year, we received 4805 calls on our hotline from 3595 callers. This is an increase of over 10% from the previous year.
We have added a nurse to our staff and we are not quite sure how we functioned without her! Cat is at the shelter for four hours a week, meeting with new residents, going over meds, and answering questions about health concerns. She’s been a very popular addition with both residents and staff.
In October, our pay-what-you-can, third annual Family Fun Day featured lots of field games, crafts, great food, animals, and music from Steve Zarate. The photo booth was once again a big hit and photos can be found on our Facebook page.
We have seen some increased funding through the Victims of Crime Act through the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. These funds have allowed us to purchase a new refrigerator and dishwasher, to refinish our hardwood floors, and to provide emergency funds to clients.
We have also been able to add a counselor to see children! Wendy can treat kids both in shelter and in the community. She is trauma-focused and a mom herself. We are grateful to be able to offer these services.
We completed two volunteer orientations this year and have benefited greatly from our community members joining us in shelter. Orientations will come up again in August and then in January. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at 740-594-8337.
We have changed the eligbility requirements of our Domestic Violence Intervention Program, traditionally only court-ordered. We are now accepting voluntary clients.
To keep up with our programs throughout the year, make sure to like us on Facebook.