Monday, April 9, 2012

Prescott Area Women's Shelter Presents Women's Afternoon Tea


I am excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter’s most popular event:  “Women’s Afternoon Tea.” In addition to delicious teas, tasty tea sandwiches and delectable desserts, there will be a silent auction, raffle and a keynote address by Elisabeth Ruffner. The event will take place Saturday, June 2nd from 1-3pm at the Adult Center of Prescott.  Tickets are $30 a person.  To purchase tickets contact Patricia Brockert at 928.541.0063 or irishpatmike@centurylink.net.

All proceeds will go to the shelter, helping us to help the most vulnerable in our community. In three years, the Prescott Area Women’s shelter has helped 574 women and 47 children transition out of homelessness and into safe housing. We are continuing to make improvements in the shelter; creating a Women In Transition Program that will take a holistic look at every step that needs to be taken for a women to transition to safe housing; including: insuring their physical health through helping women afford co-pays for medicines and appointments, insuring their mental health by referring them to counseling centers, making sure they are financially saavy through their involvement in our Successful Lives Program and more.

I have been working on creating “Transitional Resources” folders for every women in our shelter to take with them when they leave for better opportunities. We are also working towards trying to get funding to help women get on their feet by helping them to pay for rental applications and providing utility support.

The shelter has come a long way in three years, and I feel so blessed to have gotten the opportunity to watch it grow its impact in Yavapai County and surrounding communities.

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