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October 24, 2016

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THE STORY:

Fran* called Forbes House after spending 16 years in an abusive marriage. Her husband regularly used physical and emotional violence and threats to control her behavior. Before she left, he destroyed all of her identification cards - including her green card to prove that she was a legal resident of the United States. While staying at Forbes House, Fran was able to receive counseling and work with an advocate to replace her identification. Our advocates found a program to allow low-income individuals to get a replacement card for free, overcoming a huge barrier to finding a job.

Steve* called Forbes House after his caseworker recommended he get in touch with us regarding the domestic violence he endured at the hands of his adult children. Over a period of years, Steve suffered emotional, verbal, financial and physical abuse. During his time at Forbes House, he recognized that no one deserved to be disrespected and abused in his own home and worked to find housing.

Jennifer* came to Forbes House after a public incident of violence between her and her boyfriend. She and her young children lived at the shelter for about one month before finding permanent housing with the help of one of our partner agencies. During their time here, the children participated in children’s counseling group, had individual counseling sessions, and were able to start healing from the abuse.

These are the stories of three clients we served this year. While each of their stories and experiences is unique, they also reinforce a common narrative of family violence.

Forbes House has been serving Lake County and Northeast Ohio since 1980. As a trusted member of this community, we are here to help clients rebuild their lives. 

Our mission is to empower individuals and families to end the cycle of domestic violence. Forbes House provides a holistic approach to healing from domestic violence, including immediate shelter for victims of domestic violence, a 24/7 hotline answered by trained advocates, community counseling, support groups, and prevention through community outreach.

A $39 donation provides services for one community client for one day. 

A $160 donation provides one night's safe stay for a family or survivor. 

*Name changed for confidentiality 

$2,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Susan Dearth

    $25

  • Forbes House Supporter

    $50

  • Judy Luca

    $25

  • Wanda Simmons

    $25

  • Marc and Joan Rubinstein

    $25

  • Anne Lewanski

    $25

  • John Dolce

    $100

  • Rand Kollman & Elizabeth Ross

    $100

  • scaffco scaffolding

    $100

  • Michael and Diana McCubbin

    $100

  • Janet Farrell

    $100

  • Nancy Sutula

    $250

  • Bri Moon

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Karen Udovic

    $25

  • The Hiscottz

    $50

  • Rand Kollman

    $25

  • Your Old Friend, Ann Bergen

    $100

  • Carl Murway

    $50

  • Marian Mantel

     

  • Michael McCubbin

    $25

  • Diana McCubbin

    $25

  • Patricia Ann Spikes

    $25

  • Marc and Joan Rubinstein

    $100

  • Kathy Coltri

    $50

  • Laura Fulton

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • john dolce

    $250

  • Nancy

     

  • Paige Wilson

    $25

  • Karen Townsend

    $25

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The Team: $2,200 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

FORBES HOUSE

Amount Raised

$1,600

Fundraiser Title

Katy Farrell

Amount Raised

$575

Fundraiser Title

Judy Luca

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Karen Townsend

Karen Townsend

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Paige Wilson

Paige Wilson

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Nancy

Nancy

10 months ago

john dolce

john dolce

DONATION: $250

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Laura Fulton

Laura Fulton

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Kathy Coltri

Kathy Coltri

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Marc and Joan Rubinstein

Marc and Joan Rubinstein

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Patricia Ann Spikes

Patricia Ann Spikes

DONATION: $25

Domestic Violence Awareness 10 months ago

Diana McCubbin

Diana McCubbin

DONATION: $25

10 months ago