E-Newsletter: March 2021
Women's History Month: Celebrating 28 Years of Service
Congratulations to Laurel House's own Ms. Freda Cannon, who has worked our hotline and at our shelter for 28 years.

As part of their series on Women's History Month, NBC10 Philadelphia recently spoke with Ms. Freda about her time at Laurel House. Laurel House’s domestic abuse hotline has had a 27 percent increase in calls between last year and this year, and Freda Cannon has been there to answer them all. NBC10’s Lucy Bustamante has her story.

Click the thumbnail below for Ms. Freda's story.
Laurel's Loft
No Show Fashion Show

Laurel's Loft Thrift Shop is hosting their first ever No Show Fashion Show! Due to the ongoing health crisis, Laurel's Loft is unable to host their traditional fashion show luncheon.

From March 1st through April 1st, for $40, you will receive a $10 voucher to Laurel's Loft and be entered in a drawing for several fabulous prizes, ranging from a getaway to Rehoboth Beach to a family game night basket and more!

Winners will be announced on April 2nd, 2021, at 2 pm on the Laurel's Loft Facebook page, Instagram, and website.

Click Here for your chance to win!
The Purple Shelter Project
Laurel House is excited to announce a new partnership with Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals!  

The Purple Shelter Project was created to meet a need for survivors who have been accepted into Laurel House’s shelter but do not want to leave their pets behind. While survivors are staying in our shelter, their pets will be cared for in a safe environment at Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals. This will ensure the pets’ safety while their owners get the services they need to transition into a safe and stable home.

Our hope is to help clients eliminate the barrier of having to stay in a dangerous situation by having a safe place for their pets to go while clients are in our shelter program.

Click Here for more information. 
Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month.

Throughout the entire month of March, we'll be celebrating the women in our community and the world who strive to make it a better place each day.

After all, Laurel House wouldn't be where it is today without the compassion of the brave women we call our Founding Mothers.
In 1974, Sue Fields, Betty Aptaker, Lillian Orr, and Joan Stuart, while volunteering on a hotline, noticed that their phone number was more often than not used as a lifeline for domestic violence victims.

Today, Laurel House continues to carry out the vision of its Founding Mothers by serving and empowering survivors of domestic violence.

Click Here to learn the full story of our Founding Mothers. For more information about Women's History Month, click here.
In honor of Women's History Month, we thank the Founding Mothers for all they have given!
Textline Coming Soon
On April 1st, Laurel House will be launching our new textline!

Victims of domestic violence will now be able to text with trained staff and volunteers. Through the textline, advocates can help victims by providing support, information, resources, and safety planning.

Click Here to learn more about our hotline.
Your Support In Action
Team Holding Building Blocks Spelling out Support
Starting March 24th, Laurel House will officially be offering a virtual Spanish-speaking support group.

Our support groups give survivors the opportunity to have their voices heard and understood, learn about the dynamics of abuse and trauma, build trusting relationships, and connect with others in a support group facilitated by a counseling professional. It is not necessary to be receiving individual counseling from Laurel House to participate in our groups. However, a meeting with a counselor beforehand is required.

For more information about this new group, contact Ruth Alban at 484-558-0268 or Minna Davis at 610-277-1860 ext. 118 or her email. To schedule a meeting with a counselor, contact Minna Davis.

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.
Upcoming Event
Join us at Rita's Water Ice on March 30th at 4:30PM for a refreshing Spring treat!

Gwynedd Mercy University student Sabrina Khokhar will be hosting a fundraiser for Laurel House at Rita's Water Ice in Lansdale. 20% of the proceeds will go towards Laurel House!
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For our toll free, 24-hour hotline, call 1-800-642-3150