Theatre recently presented a check for $300 to The Peace Place Executive
Director, Kelley Ondovchik, and Stanley Rodgers, Chairman of the Peace Place
Board. This money was designated for
Peace Place through the WBCT continuing program of Community Service where a
portion of the proceeds of each play is donated to a local non-profit
group. The last show that was done by
Winder-Barrow Community Theatre was “Cotton Patch Gospel” in August. Over 1000 people saw this show over the two
weekends it was presented.
Peace Place was created as a safe shelter to assist battered women and their children as they rebuild their lives, independently and free of abuse. Their services are confidential and free. The philosophy is simple – break the cycle of domestic violence. Peace Place opened its door to women and children survivors of domestic violence in June of 2000, and since then, it has provided safe shelter for over 1,800 women and children.
Throughout the years following the establishment of Peace Place, the programs and services have continued to multiply. In 2007, Peace Place was able to expand its housing program to not only include an emergency shelter, but also to include transitional housing. Through the transitional program, Peace Place is able to offer safe housing, at a reduced rent, to women for one year. Peace Place offers an array of services including individual empowerment counseling sessions, support groups, case management, outreach advocacy, legal advocacy, financial assistance, and more. For more information about Peace Place, please contact them at 770-307-3633 or see their website at www.peaceplaceinc.org. The 24-Hour Hotline is 770-586-0927.
For more information about Winder-Barrow Community Theatre and upcoming events and shows, please see the website at www.winderbarrowtheatre.org.