“Socktober” helps Forbes House

Forbes House would like to give a huge “thank you” to Willoughby-Eastlake School of Innovation for providing us with 500 socks for our clients! The “Socktober” drive collected over 5,000 brand new pairs of socks, which were donated to 8 different agencies in Lake County, Ohio to help those in need. Forbes House is very honored to have been a recipient of these socks. Great work, Willoughby-Eastlake School of Innovation and thank you for the amazing donation!!


“United Way of Lake County Presents Domestic Violence and Abuse in Lake County”

Recently, United Way of Lake County created an incredibly informative video that recognizes domestic violence and abuse in Lake County, Ohio. This video speaks volumes about the prevalence of abuse and the various resources for survivors. Some agencies in the video include Emergency Management Services of Lake County, Western Reserve Counseling, Forbes House, Tackle Domestic Violence, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Painesville and Willoughby Municipal Courts, Domestic Relations Court,  Beacon Health, Mentor School District, Womensafe, and the Painesville Police Department. United Way of Lake County presented an important message in this video, allowing the community to see that there is help available, that no survivor has to go through the process of recovery alone, and that “Change Starts Here”.

Please watch the video titled  United Way of Lake County Presents Domestic Violence and Abuse in Lake County“. 

Thank you Women’s Leadership Council of United Way of Lake County

Thanks to the generosity of our September Women’s Leadership Council of United Way of Lake County members and Sept luncheon guests on the campus of Lakeland Community College , the dynamic women of Forbes House walked away with loads of toiletries for their clients! Special thanks to Kathy Buse, President of Advancing Women in STEM, for sponsoring the luncheon and organizing the charitable donations for Forbes House!

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Thank you, Affordable Uniforms!

Forbes House would like to thank Karen and Michelle from Affordable Uniforms in Mentor, Ohio for providing us with a large donation of scrubs! Upon arrival to the shelter, our clients are able to take a shower and do their laundry. This helps to give a sense of comfort in their temporary home. Being able to provide our clients with clean clothing during the intake process is an amazing blessing. Thank you again for this generous donation!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

On October 2nd, Forbes House and Tackle Domestic Violence partnered to host Purple Light Nights, which was created to kick start Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event was held in Downtown Willoughby, where the city illuminated the streets with purple lights, local bars served purple beverages, and community members participated in theWalk to Remember. This event promoted awareness about the severity of domestic violence, remembered those who have lost their lives, shared resourceful information for current survivors, and provide hope for people who may still be living in an abusive situation. To read more about the Walk to Remember and how Tackle Domestic Violence was inspired, please visit the following link to read the News Herald article.

To continue to help raise awareness about domestic violence, you can wear purple throughout the month of October, visit Forbes House and Tackle Domestic Violence , and like the Facebook pages for each organization. Forbes House has a 24/7 helpline, which can be reached at (440) 357-1018, to assist with answering any questions or helping in a crisis situation.

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