The Athens NEWS My Sister's Place
2012 celebrates the advancements made the the organization during the
last year and provides information on how to help yourself and your
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By Kelly Cooke, LISW: Executive Director, My Sister's Place
My Sister's Place is grateful to have had this annual opportunity to update our community on our work for ten straight years. As we work daily to serve survivors of domestic abuse, it is a refreshing exercise to step back once a year and take a tally of what we have accomplished.
Although My Sister's Place is primarily known as an organization that provides shelter for women who have suffered from domestic abuse, it also offers a program for those who feel the shelter is not the right choice for them.
According to the executive director at the Ohio Domestic Violence Network Nancy Neylon, one aspect of the Affordable Care Act and its Guidelines for Women's Preventive Services will have a significant and positive effect on victims of domestic violence.
Everyone knows spending quality family time together is important. However, finding activities that are fun for both parents and children can sometimes be a challenge. When you find an event that fills the bill and also helps a worthy cause, it's even better. One such event is an afternoon of old-time fun for all ages right at the Athens Fairgrounds.
Since completing training in June 2012, Athens County Children Services caseworkers have been implementing an intervention approach to help keep children safe and to improve family functionality in cases of domestic violence.