Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Peace at Home Project

Since 1980, the Peace At Home Family Shelter has served thousands of families in their current facility. This building has been a refuge for battered women and their children, and the programs provided in it have provided a springboard to new hope and healing for residents of our community. The present building is only still operating because friends have donated hundreds of hours of volunteer time each year to paint it and fix it up. AFSCME Local 965 members recently volunteered their time and money to help, as Bruce McNully rebuilt a bathroom floor at the shelter, and Lindsley Smith purchased and donated the materials for the project.

With the help of concerned citizens, groups, churches, and unions, Peace at Home Family Shelter gets one step closer each day to fulfilling its mission to END family violence. The Shelter has seen a dramatic increase in clients hoping to create better lives for themselves and their children. Over the past two years, their crisis calls have doubled and their shelter is full or near capacity most nights. We at AFSCME Local 965 hope to see it grow stronger for years to come until no woman or child has to live in fear, but, rather, has peace at home.

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