Members of The Congregational Church of Patchogue donated a substantial amount of toilet tissues for residents of Safe Harbor. The money that would have been spent on this item can now be used to provide counseling to the children who had to leave their own homes to be safe and are now residing at the shelter. What the members did is actually quite monumental. Special thanks to all the members and to Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter for their on-going support.
Eric Fishon, President and Jo Anne Sanders, Executive Director present Nicole Lambert with a certificate of appreciation. The Lambert Family Foundation raised $15,000 through their Prohibition Ball fundraiser with all money donated to SCCADV for client services. Nicole Lambert, photo center, accepts award on behalf of The Lambert Family Foundation.
Central Islip, N.Y. - State Senator Lee M. Zeldin recently toured the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence's facility in Central Islip to view how the $5,000 in state aid he was able to secure for the organization during the 2012 Legislative Session is being put to good use. Senator Zeldin (center) is pictured being presented with a drawing by one of the Coalition's counseling clients by Board Member Dorothy Overton (left) and Executive Director Jo Anne Sanders (right).
Photo caption: Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director Jo Anne Mitidieri Sanders (center) and President Eric Fishon (left) present Senator Fuschillo (right) with a picture drawn by one of the children who have been helped by the Coalition's programs. The picture was presented to Senator Fuschillo as token of gratitude for helping fund the Coalition's victim assistance programs.
Members from the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently met with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) to thank him for supporting assistance programs for victims of domestic violence.
Senator Fuschillo secured $25,000 in state funding for the coalition to provide support services to domestic violence victims, including individual and group counseling for adults and children affected by family violence.
"Domestic violence is a crime that affects far too many families. The Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an invaluable resource which helps provide domestic violence victims with support and assistance. I'm pleased to have secured this funding to help them continue to offer these important services," said Senator Fuschillo.
"Senator Fuschillo's on-going commitment to providing safety to the community is evident through his continued support of the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The state funding will allow the Coalition to continue its counseling services to adults
Bob's Discount Furniture provides a generous donation of a $600.00 gift card for the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (SCCADV) Safe Harbor Shelter. The gift card was put to good use for the purchase of a new sofa and chair for the counseling room at the shelter. Residents, adults and children affected by domestic violence, start the healing process, and begin on the road to a life without violence. The new sofa and chair will make the counseling room a cozy and inviting place for our residents. SCCADV is very grateful to Bob's Discount Furniture. It has also been a pleasure to work with their wonderful staff at their Farmingdale store.
Free legal services are provided by the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence to non-abusive parents seeking protection through the Family Court for orders of child custody, visitation and support and orders of protection. Macy's generous donation will significantly offset the costs of providing these vital services which are part of SCCADV's Keeping Kids Safe program.
SCCADV dedicates all of its efforts to providing safety and support to family violence victims by offering its wide range of services. Services include the 24 hour hotline, Safe Harbor shelter, group and individual counseling, vocational advocacy, court and precinct advocacy, legal services and prevention through education. Need Help Ð call the Hotline at 631.666.8833.
(picture left to right: Jennifer Capezza, SCCADV Community Outreach and Linda Lewis, Macy's Bay Shore Store Manager)
The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, once again makes a generous grant of $5,000 to assist victims of domestic violence. This gift makes a real difference in the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence's efforts in providing its Vocational Advocacy Project which includes computer training, job readiness and employment placement services. Many victims stay in abusive relationships because they cannot provide for themselves and their children. VAP helps victims gain financial independence thus breaking the cycle of violence. TD Bank has demonstrated its commitment to assisting those in need by its continued support of this program.
Picture: Eric Fishon (standing left) tours the computer classroom with Jo Anne Sanders, Executive Director of SCCADV and Peter Theodorellis, the Director of the Vocational Advocacy Project. "At TD Bank, we recognize the importance of supporting the communities where our customers and employees live and work" said Eric Fishon, VP, Suburban NY Marketing, TD Bank, and President of SCCADV Board of Directors. "To us it's more than simply writing a check. The opportunity to enrich our community is both a privilege and a responsibility."
The TJX Foundation focuses its charitable giving on programs that provide basic-need services to disadvantaged women, children and families in communities where we do business. In 2010, The TJX Foundation supported over 1,300 nonprofit organizations in the U.S., not including many other organizations that the Company supports in Canada and Europe.
Civic/Community: Emphasis will be on programs that teach disadvantaged persons independent living skills and improve race/cultural relations.
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