Paint & Sip Fundraiser Friends of Womensafe
June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$35.00
Artisans’ Corner Gallery and gallery artist Mary Underwood are proud to offer an afternoon Paint and Sip to benefit Friends of Womensafe.
“Be a light to the world”
Artisans’ Corner Gallery
11110 Kinsman Road Ste. 6, Newbury, Ohio 44065
June 15, 2019 3:00 – 5:00 pm
This workshop is limited to 20 seats so please register today!
All proceeds will benefit Friends of Womensafe.
Friends of WomenSafe, Inc. (FOWS) is a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the sole mission to generate unrestricted funds for WomenSafe, Inc. WomenSafe has been serving the needs of families plagued by domestic violence throughout Northeast Ohio for over 30 years. It is our goal to make participation in Friends of WomenSafe fun. We never expect our members to do anything they aren’t comfortable doing. We strive to make involvement a guilt-free experience by following the edict that “No is an acceptable answer.” Explanations and excuses are never required.
WomenSafe, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit domestic violence shelter and resource center in its 37th year of service to survivors of domestic violence. WomenSafe was founded in 1980 by a group of citizens who were concerned about local women and their children who were living in violent homes. WomenSafe’s mission is to provide emergency shelter and support services for survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeastern Ohio. WomenSafe responds to the needs of victims experiencing domestic violence and provides education in the community aimed at reducing the incidence of domestic violence and making the community aware of what help is available.
WomenSafe first provided emergency shelter to abused women and their children with the help of volunteers who provided shelter in their own homes. In November 1980, WomenSafe opened its own shelter, using a rent-free apartment, attached to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department. Due to the increased traffic flow at the Sheriff’s Department, lack of space and expansion of services, WomenSafe found it necessary to relocate its shelter. WomenSafe rented a house located on the Chardon Square in March 1982. By September 1986, WomenSafe having once again outgrown its facility purchased a home outside of Chardon Square. At that time, WomenSafe’s confidential location housed both the emergency shelter and part of its administrative offices. Additional office space was donated at the Eltech building in Chardon to provide much-needed space for administrative personnel and agency volunteers. Outreach counseling services and peer support programs were provided at off-site locations.
In October 2007, WomenSafe opened “the Green House” a disclosed shelter that houses all administrative personnel, shelter staff, the emergency shelter, and all outreach services. This allows the agency to further expand the reach into the community to show that domestic violence still exists and that services are still available.