Forbes House announces the election of two new members to its Board of Directors







Forbes House announces the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board members are Halle Horvath and Jesika Keener. Forbes House Board President John Dolce announced, “I am thrilled to welcome these two talented individuals. Their unique backgrounds and diverse experience will make them a great asset to Forbes House board and the organization.”


Halle Horvath is Vice President, People and Process at Neundorfer, Inc. located in Willoughby, Ohio.  She is an accomplished certified HR professional with over thirteen years at Neundorfer.  Her skills include identifying, planning, and leading organizational change initiatives, while retaining and developing organizational talent.  Halle’s strong community’s ties will help increase the public’s awareness of Forbes House, while building a strong culture focused on supporting Domestic Violence survivors within Lake County and surrounding counties.

Jesika Keener is Director of Business Operations at CMH Solutions LLC in Cleveland, Ohio.  She is an energetic and highly driven professional with extensive experience in planning, coordinating, and executing large and small-scale events.  Jesika supports Forbes House efforts to significantly decrease domestic violence through education and advocacy.

Forbes House is the only safe shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children in Lake County that is staffed 24/7.  The non-disclosed location provides an ideal place for survivors in Northeast Ohio to heal from the trauma of abuse and rebuild their lives.  All services at Forbes House are provided free of charge. We believe that limited resources should not be a barrier for anyone who needs help.

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge 2018

Please Go Here Purple Purse 2018 and click the DONATE button to help us win extra grant money to help support our mission.

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. The Allstate Foundation works to create more prosperous communities where people are inspired and empowered to fulfill their hopes and dreams by breaking the cycle of domestic
violence, inspiring the next generation of leaders, closing the nonprofit leadership gap and honoring Allstate
volunteers. More information about The Allstate Foundation is available at

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® is aimed at creating long-term safety and security for survivors of domestic
violence through financial empowerment. Since 2005, Allstate Foundation Purple Purse has increased awareness
of the invisible weapon of financial abuse, which occurs in 99 percent of abusive relationships. The program has
propelled more than 1.3 million victims on the path to safety and security, and invested more than $60 million
to empower women to break free from abuse through financial education, job training and readiness and small
business programs. For more information, visit

We’re part of an amazing campaign called the 2018 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition where organizations working to financially empower victims of domestic and/or sexual abuse compete to raise the most money for their cause.

Please Go Here Purple Purse 2018 and click the DONATE button to help us win extra grant money to help support our mission.

If you’re unable to donate, please consider sharing our campaign on Facebook or Twitter. We appreciate your support!

Your Could Be the Winner of this Purple Purse designed by Serena Williams!

The 2018 Allstate Foundation purple purse is a backpack designed by tennis champion and Purple Purse
program ambassador Serena Williams, with all women in mind. At 11 inches wide, 15 inches tall and 5 inches
deep, the backpack can carry all of a woman’s necessities while making no sacrifice when it comes to style as it
transitions seamlessly from daytime to evening. To complement its silver zippers and accents, the front of the
leather and suede backpack features a custom silver inscription, “Serena Williams for Purple Purse.” Produced in
extremely limited quantities, the estimated retail value of the bag is $350.

Forbes House will select a random donor to be the winner of this fantastic purse. Donate TODAY!

Proclamation from the Lake County Board of Commission

Proclamation from the Lake County Board of Commission. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Commissioners of Lake County, Ohio, “urge the citizens of Lake County to raise their awareness and watch for signs of potential issues of the members of our community, remember the lives lost due to domestic violence, and give hope to those still living with abuse.”

Thank you Lake County Commissioners for standing with us, to end domestic violence.

The Silent Witness Initiative


The Silent Witness Initiative is a display of life-sized silhouettes that honors Lake County women. Each figure bears a plaque which reveals the name and the story of a local woman who died at the hands of her intimate partner. *LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE WOMEN’S CENTER  

The ceremony will include:
Memorial: Honor and remember the names and stories of these Silent Witnesses.
Awareness: Shine a light on this extreme form of domestic violence.
Advocacy: Connect with local resources for ending the violence.
Optimism: Claim hope for a future without violence.

Thursday, September 27th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Lakeland Community College. Room: H-134 
Free and open to the public.

The Silent Witnesses will be on display on the front lawn of the *EAST SHORE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH along Route 306 in Kirtland throughout October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


Forbes House Attends the Lake County Fair

Forbes House will be in attendance at the Lake Country Fair, July 24 through July 29th. Information on Forbes House services and support group will be free for the taking.

In addition, two red figures pictured below are from The Silent Witness Initiative given to Forbes House by Dorothy Lemmey. The initiative  commemorates the lives of women whose lives had been lost as a result of domestic violence.

Remember My Story. Remember My Name.

*Located in The Community Commercial Building at the Lake County Fair.

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