E-Newsletter: July 2021
Playground Groundbreaking Ceremony at Safe Haven Center
We recently broke ground on the Todd David Satell Memorial Playground at our Safe Haven Center!

Laurel House staff and friends gathered at the site of our future Safe Haven Center for a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Penny Satell Berman to celebrate the beginnings of our new playground, which all children staying at the Safe Haven Center will be able to use. The freedom to play and have fun will bring a sense of normalcy to an otherwise difficult time.
There's still time to get involved in our Capital Campaign! We appreciate the generosity of our donors and are showing it with naming opportunities at the Safe Haven Center. Click Here to view the remaining naming opportunities.

Thank you to all of our generous donors and to our staff for helping to organize this exciting event.

Stay tuned to our website for future updates on the Capital Campaign.
Laurel House Gets the Gold!
We earned a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar! Now, you can learn more in-depth information about our organization. Check out our updated #NonprofitProfile on Candid!
Board of Directors Update
As of July 1st, 2021, new officers have been elected to Laurel House's Board of Directors. We are proud to introduce our new Board officers: President Brian Taylor (pictured left), Co-Vice Presidents Jacqueline Allen and Patricia Younce, Esq., Treasurer Jason VanBuskirk, and Secretary Melissa Pilong.
We would also like to welcome Carla Clanagan and Janell Fabiano to the Board.

Thank you so much to our outgoing Board members for your dedication and service to Laurel House!
5K DASH Against Domestic Violence
Save the date! Our 5K DASH will be happening the weekend of October 15th - 17th!

This year's virtual event means your pace, your place! Since this year's event is virtual and will not be a timed race, we are unable to give awards to the fastest runners. Instead of medals this year, award will be given to the Top Fundraising Individual, Top Fundraising Team, and the Largest Team.

For those who register, we will be offering a virtual eight-week "Couch to 5K" training program. Registration opens in early August!
Laurel House is Hiring!
We're currently for several different positions!

Laurel House is looking for a Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) Manager!

The DART Manager is a full-time manager for a 24-hour crisis response program that provides immediate, in-person response to support victims of domestic violence throughout the county. The position requires flexibility to handle the fast-paced nature of this type of program.

Click Here for the complete job description.

We are also seeking a Domestic Abuse Response Team Advocate!

This is a full-time position at Laurel House to provide immediate crisis and safety response, as well as case management, to victims of domestic violence when contacted by law enforcement and/or medical professionals and to assist in coordinating community response efforts.

Click Here for the complete job description.

Finally, we are also seeking a Family Advocate!

The Family Advocate is a full-time position that provides some services directly to the children in Laurel House’s programs (Transitional Housing, Shelter, Community), as well as coordinating other services provided to and for the children. These services include support to, and advocacy for, children who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence, as well as guidance and support for the non-offending parent/caregiver(s) as it relates to their children.

Click Here for the complete job description.

Visit our job opportunities page to stay tuned for future openings.

To apply to any of the positions listed above, please send a cover letter and resume to Barbara Warliga at bwarliga@laurel-house.org
DEI Committee Update
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is hard at work helping us cement DEI as a core pillar of Laurel House.

The committee has been hosting monthly "lunch and learns" for Laurel House staff and volunteers to learn about various communities and how they are impacted by domestic violence.

We've also discussed best practices when it comes to interacting with various populations and what issues might impact them that we may not consider when working with them.

To learn more about our DEI Committee, please contact Christina Campbell.
The 4 Local Foundation Hosts Beer Festival
On September 18th , The 4 Local Foundation will be hosting a unique beer tasting experience for the craft beer lover while raising funds for Laurel House. The event will be held from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at BB Kitchen and Grill’s Café (Highland Office Center).

This year's event will be a rodizio style beer tasting type event where a group of attendees are seated at a table for the entirety of the event and the breweries will rotate around to each table to talk about their beer and their brewery. Unlike a normal beer tasting festival, the breweries will be bringing cans instead of kegs. Their cans will be in a cooler at each table, and one of the attendees will be the “bartender” for the table. Each brewery’s representative will then talk about their featured beer and answer any questions before they move to the next table.

Will you help support us and The 4 Local Foundation in creating this unique beer tasting experience?

To book a table now, click here.
Laurel House provides services to anyone impacted by domestic violence and abuse. If you, or someone you know, is being impacted by domestic abuse, call Laurel House's confidential, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-642-3150 or text "HOPE" to 85511.
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If you need us, call 1-800-642-3150 OR Text "HOPE" to 85511