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Ashley Timbrook, Outreach Advocate of Safehome, speaking to Clifton Forge Woman's Club members at their September meeting. Ms. Timbrook spoke of the Safehome mission and gave information on the many aspects of domestic and sexual violence and gave suggestions on how the community can help.

Clifton Forge Woman’s Club Holds First Meeting of the Year

 
Clifton Forge, VA (Sept. 10, 2019) - Members of Clifton Forge Woman’s Club held its September meeting on Monday, September 9 and keeping with this year’s Theme of “Community”, the guest speaker was Ashley Timbrook, Outreach Advocate for Safehome.

The first Safehome location in the Alleghany Highlands Community opened in 1990. Safehome provides 24-hour care to survivors and victims of sexual and domestic abuse. Ms. Timbrook said, “With approximately ten staff members and many volunteers, Safehome offers shelter and counseling services to those who feel hopeless. Our mission of working toward a violence-free community is the heart of everything we do.”

Safehome services are free and confidential and offered to men, women and children.

At the Woman’s Club business meeting, club members approved donations for the following organizations in the community: Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, Alleghany Highlands Christmas Mother, Clifton Forge Food Pantry, Clifton Forge School of the Arts, C&O Historical Society, Eastern Alleghany Christian Ministerial Association, Friends of the Clifton Forge Public Library, Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day, Lisa’s Kitchen, Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation, Main Street Bloom Brigade, Main Street Stars & Stripes Celebration, Mountain View Shoe Fund, Alleghany Humane Society, What’s Your Story?, and Alleghany Highlands YMCA. All money raised by Clifton Forge Woman’s Club during the year is donated back into the community.

Hostess for the meeting were, Ann Wright, Joyce Ann Eller, Martha McMullan and Juanita Savage.
Hostesses for the Clifton Forge Woman's Club September meeting. From left to right: Ann Wright, Juanita Savage, Martha McMullan and Joyce Ann Eller

 
 

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