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Community Partner Spotlight: Saint Martha’s Hall

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 24, 2015

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Casey & Devoti is proud to support Saint Martha’s Hall, a shelter for abused women and their children.  Partner Matt Devoti has been a member of the Board of Directors at Saint Martha’s Hall since 2012.

Saint Martha’s Hall is a not-for-profit agency, which provides a shelter care program for abused women and their children. Their mission is to help battered women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives, by providing:

  • immediate, confidential safe place for abused women and their children to live
  • a supportive environment with a strong emphasis on peer support
  • a self-help philosophy to enhance self-esteem and decision-making skills
  • a staffed 24- hour crisis line
  • accurate information and referrals to abused women and their children and when appropriate to their abusers
  • advocacy services
  • individual crisis, group and family counseling;
  • follow up support
  • community education to increase public awareness and understanding of domestic violence

Saint Martha's Hall Shelter for Abused WomenStrong emphasis is placed on peer support. Support groups with women in similar situations, facilitated by staff, encourage women to be aware of the dynamics of woman battering and their own worth, goals, options, and skills for being independent.

Saint Martha’s Hall provides services to women 18 years of age and older and their children regardless of religion, race, residency, disability, marital status, color, national origin, or ancestry. A standard stay in the shelter is 12 weeks and includes:

  • three meals a day,
  • individual bedrooms,
  • a living room, dining room, kitchen, playroom,
  • counseling rooms,
  • a fenced backyard,
  • personal hygiene items,
  • emergency clothing,
  • school supplies,
  • limited emergency transportation,
  • voice mail for residents to receive messages and a post office box to receive mail

Saint Martha’s Hall is always looking for individuals to donate their money, time and talents. Monetary and in-kind donations provide necessary supplies to keep the shelter open. Volunteers can assist with childcare, transportation services, donation sorting, and various fundraising programs. Go to www.saintmarthas.org to learn how you can help women and children end the cycle of domestic violence.  You can also like the Saint Martha’s Hall Facebook page to receive updates on current needs and upcoming events.

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