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Beaman Home Gearing up for Annual Gourmet Luncheon Fundraiser
Local domestic violence service provider, The Beaman Home, will host its annual Angels of Hope Luncheon on Wednesday, April 18. The fundraising event will be at Christ’s Covenant Church, 2090 E. Pierceton Rd, in Winona Lake. Beaman Home’s staff and volunteers will prepare a gourmet lunch.
Winona Lake resident Linda Bowdler will be sharing her personal story about domestic violence, and the traumatic impact it has had on her entire family. Mrs. Bowdler’s daughter, Lisa, was murdered by her abusive husband in their Warsaw home on May 23, 2007. Their young children (then ages 2 and 7) and Mrs. Bowdler were witnesses to the horror. The lives of Lisa’s entire family shattered that day. Even to this day, they feel the impact of losing Lisa, but their deep, constant faith has helped them cope and heal.
Admission into the fundraiser luncheon is a box of any size of disposable diapers, pull-ups and/or baby wipes. The Beaman Home will also accept, and greatly appreciates, monetary donations. Such donations keep the emergency shelter open 24/7 to assist domestic violence victims who are fleeing their abuser and have nowhere safe to go, as well as provide much needed support and services to survivors who are picking up the pieces of their lives after they escaped from the abuse.
Paragon Medical is the Angel Sponsor of the Angels of Hope Luncheon. Other Sponsors include: 1st Source Bank, Wildman Business Group, The Law Office of Travis McConnell, Hall & Marose Silveus, and Parkview Warsaw, Old National Bank, and Noon Optimist Club. Chapman Jewelers is working with The Beaman Home to bring something fun and exciting to the luncheon, so stay tuned for updates on the luncheon!
The Beaman Home also looks forward to partnering with other sponsors for this luncheon.
Reservations are required! To attend, sponsor or bring a group of eight as a table captain at the Angles of Hope Luncheon this year, please contact Trina Hoy at 574-267-7701, email Trina@TheBeamanHome.org or find out more at TheBeamanHome.com/news-events.
The Beaman Home Educates Edgewood Middle Schoolers on Teen Dating Violence
Kacey Anderson, Early Education Specialist at The Beaman Home, spoke to Edgewood Middle School classes in Warsaw, Indiana on the morning of Friday, Jan. 26. Anderson described various forms of abuse and discussed aspects of healthy relationships. She shared true stories of those who survived, as well as those who did not survive, abuse. Anderson engaged with students by drawing out their thoughts on certain questions, and made a point to provide students with resources they could turn to in case they experience abuse.
Edith Rohrer, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher at Edgewood Middle School, stressed the importance of educating teens on the topic of dating violence: “Teenagers run on emotions as they slowly develop decision making skills. Inviting Beaman Home guest speakers to my classroom provides students with tools to identify differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Knowing this can help them prevent violence in relationships the rest of their lives. Students also learn about community resources.”
Teen dating violence tends to slip past the radars of both adults and teenagers but happens quite often. Rohrer said, “With statistics showing that one in three women and one in five men will be abused, education is very important. Students need to know how to recognize, prevent abuse and get help if needed. People don’t often talk about this subject, so that makes it even more important for teens to learn about it.”
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. The Beaman Home encourages people of every age to interact with the issues of teen dating violence in order to minimize the effects of such violence and is glad to educate teenagers on how to prevent abuse of every kind.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
Every February marks the beginning of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAPM). The Beaman Home is promoting TDVAPM as a means of discussing and decreasing teen dating violence.
Teenage dating violence often goes unreported: Only 33% of teenagers who have been in a violent relationship tell someone about the abuse. Being a teenager is confusing enough without dealing with a violent dating relationship.
According to loveisrespect.org, one in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, and one in ten high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend. Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost triple the national average among female victims of intimate partner violence.
To further emphasize the importance of TDVAPM, the second Tuesday of each February is Wear Orange 4 Love Day. This will fall on Feb. 13 this year. The idea behind the day is for people to wear orange in support of TDVAPM and use #Orange4Love Day to share the story behind their orange clothing and the meaning of the month itself.
Beaman Home Receives Communications Improvement Grant from K21 Health Foundation
The Beaman Home received a $15,000 grant from the K21 Health Foundation in December 2017. The purpose of the grant is to improve the organization’s overall communication and marketing.
The grant will allow Beaman Home to complete three communication goals; this year focused on raising awareness of available services, the agency’s funding needs, and a general re-branding of the organization. A billboard campaign in Beaman’s tri-county service area will raise awareness and remind citizens about the 24/7 Crisis Hotline. A re-branding plan for the organization will capture its recent growth and include an updated logo. Finally, a direct mail piece will be developed and sent to donor prospects throughout the service area in order to help identify new donors and assist in controlling costs.
Each objective of the grant funds will support local businesses. Eagle Outdoor Advertising will build and maintain the billboards, Allegra Marketing Print Mail will source the mailers and 212 Media Studios will rejuvenate The Beaman Home’s image.
The Beaman Home looks forward to improving its marketing and communication with this grant.
K21 Health Foundation exists for the benefit of Kosciusko County citizens to ensure health care services are provided and to advance prevention and healthy living. These missions are also a large part of what The Beaman Home does.Pictured is a sneak peek of one of the billboards to raise awareness of the Beaman Home’s 24/7 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline, provided by Eagle Outdoor Advertising and funded by K21 Health Foundation.
1st Source Bank Donates to The Beaman Home
Trevor Ross, Vice President and Personal Trust Administrator at 1st Source Bank in Warsaw, presented Trina Hoy, Donor Engagement Specialist at The Beaman Home, with a sponsorship check for the organization’s upcoming Angels of Hope Luncheon. The contribution came from the Esther Pfleiderer Charitable Trust, and will be presented as a “Sponsor of Hope” at the luncheon. The Beaman Home was excited for 1st Source Bank’s generosity as they begin working with sponsors for the Angels of Hope Luncheon, which will be at Christ’s Covenant Church on Wednesday, April 18.
MutualBank Donates to Beaman Home
Market Street Branch of MutualBank recently held a drive for items needed for domestic violence victims at The Beaman Home. Personal care items are always in need for sheltered victims, and Beaman Home is grateful for the generosity of the MutualBank employees for these much-needed items.
Horizon Bank Supports Beaman Home
Lindy Breeden, Market President of Horizon Bank, presented Tracie Hodson, Executive Director of The Beaman Home, with a $500 check written to The Beaman Home on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The Beaman Home greatly appreciates this generosity.
Breeden explained that at the end of each year, Horizon Bank provides charitable donations to organizations and programs
which are providing needed services to community members. Breeden expressed that he is aware of Beaman Home’s services for our community’s domestic violence victims, and felt confident Horizon Bank’s charitable contribution would make a positive impact on these families.
CenturyLink Donates to Beaman Home
Beaman Home is grateful be the recipient of $1,500 from CenturyLink employee’s Annual Golf Outing. Because of the generous giving in this community and of the CenturyLink employees, domestic violence victims and their children have a safe place to flee from their abuser, hot meals served three times a day, and access to essentials necessary to live.
Beaman Home provides these much-needed services at no charge, so these monetary donations of community support are critical to the mission of the Beaman Home.
CenturyLink representatives; Pat Welch and Mike Brill came to Beaman Home to present the check to executive director, Tracie Hodson. Thank you, CenturyLink Employees, for providing for domestic violence victims and their children who are hurting.
Members of Kosciusko County Democrats Throw Halloween Party For Beaman Home Kids
Children affected by domestic violence who are currently residing at the Beaman Home with their abused parent, were the recipients of a wonderful Halloween celebration, thanks to the Kosciusko County Democrats. Due to concerns about the family’s safety, these children are not able to take part of many of the common community Halloween activities. So, through the generosity of the Democrat Party, many activities were created to help the kids feel normal. The kids enjoyed face painting, temporary tattoos, balloons, bobbing for apples, and of course… lots of candy!
The kids and their parents had the opportunity to laugh and enjoy bobbing for apples together. This helped to normalize their lives and break down barriers within the family by offering relaxing situations and inspiring a better mood. It was very therapeutic, and everyone had a great time.
Thank you, Kosciusko County Democrats, for giving your time and talents for kids who are hurting.
Zimmer Biomet Institute Members Support Beaman Home Families
Zimmer Biomet Institute Team Members collected items to support Beaman Home families during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These items will be used to help families get back on their feet after fleeing their abuser and making the brave decision to become self-sufficient. The outreach families receiving Beaman Home services are very thankful for this generous donation.
Bone City Rollers Support Survivors at Beaman Home
Thanks to the good works of the Bone City Rollers, Beaman Home is the recipient of their last fundraiser and was presented with $800 to support survivors during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These ladies are wonderful, and have big hearts as well. If you want to join the Bone City Rollers, they practice from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hansen’s Eastlake Skating Center on October 8, 24, 29, and November 5. Cost is $5 a session and they provide the skates, friendship, fun, and a good workout!
Goose Lake Residents Donate to Beaman Home
Beaman Home was the recipient of a $2,000 donation from a recent Goose Lake Poker Run fundraiser. Leslie Hepler and Betty Knisley recently stopped in at the Beaman Home with the unexpected donation. Thank you, Goose Lake residents for making Beaman Home the recipient of your fun and fundraising efforts!
Beaman Home Billboard Shares Emergency Message
The Beaman Home has been providing essential services to domestic violence victims living in Kosciusko, Marshall, and Fulton Counties since 1985. Prior to having the technology and security features available on the market today, the location of the shelter was considered confidential for the security and safety of terrified victims and their children fleeing their abuser. Most of the people who sought safe-haven in the emergency shelter came by way of local law enforcement departments with whom we have good working relationships. However, with the opening of the new secured facility, the Beaman Home Shelter and Outreach Center, the agency seeks to encourage more victims to contact Beaman Home directly through the 24/7 Crisis Hotline.
Thank you, Eagle Outdoor Advertising, for helping get the newly created billboard and message out to the public. Please check out the new billboard located at the corner of Bronson and Winona Avenue going toward the county fairgrounds.
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