Forbes House attended the United Way Annual Meeting and Luncheon yesterday. Donors, volunteers, agencies and organizations came together to fight for Lake County’s most vulnerable residents. Last year, residents in need benefited from 91,971 services due to the support United Way receives.
Romona Robinson was there as well promoting her book “A Dirt Road to Somewhere.” Staff was able to talk with Mrs. Robinson about her struggle to empowerment. Romona Robinson is an eight-time Emmy Award-winning journalist with decades of public speaking experience. She is currently an evening anchor at WOIO in Cleveland, Ohio and broke barriers by becoming Cleveland’s first black female primary anchor and the city’s first female solo evening anchor. Thank you for being so gracious!
*Each year Forbes House supports families and individuals in Lake County afflicted from domestic violence. Do your part and give where you live!
Come to our FREE support group. Forbes House and Eastlake Police Department Victim Assistance have teamed up to provide community support for those impacted by domestic violence. Adult and children (ages 4-14) are welcome. Groups will run simultaneously. Each group focuses on the dynamics of domestic violence, available resources, and prevention of future violence.
For more information about the Eastlake Domestic Violence Support Group: call Forbes House helpline at (440) 357-1018 or Eastlake Victim Assistance at (440) 957-4252.
Women starting their lives over from an abusive situation are now being offered education assistance to accomplish their dreams. Thanks to the McCubbin Rispoli Educational Fund, our clients can achieve a better quality of life. This funding was made possible by Diana McCubbin (member -Forbes House board of directors) and her sister, Jerrie Lee Rispoli. Thank you for helping survivors reach independence through education. Truly inspirational.
Safe at Home Program
Advocates at Forbes House can help you apply for the Ohio Safe at Home Program. This program allows you to keep your address confidential due to domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape or sexual battery. Forbes House advocates are now certified application assistants! Safe at Home is an address confidentiality program that allows victims of domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape or sexual battery to apply for an address designated by the Secretary of State to serve as the person’s address to shield their residence address from public records, including voter registration lists.*
How Does the Program Work?
When someone enrolls in Safe at Home, they are assigned a P.O. Box address. There are many entities that may have a person’s name and address on file, and a program participant may request that any governmental or private entity, except for a municipal-owned public utility or the board of elections, use the P.O. Box address designated by the SOS as the participant’s address. The law does not require a private entity to accept the SOS-designated address, but a state of Ohio governmental entity shall accept it.*
How to Get Help
Call 440-357-1018 to learn more about the Ohio Safe at Home program or to schedule an appointment with an advocate.
*Text about Safe at Home program provided by Ohio Secretary of State website at https://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/agency/initiatives/SafeatHomeOhio/victims.aspx.
Thank you to Crossfit Remix for your generous donation to Forbes House!
Thank you Lake Catholic for gathering personal items for the clients at Forbes House. Your generosity is much appreciated.
Thank you Willoughby Eagles 2300 for the generous donation of our new dishwasher, microwave and dehumidifier. We appreciate you and everything you have done as a friend of Forbes House.
Everyone gets stressed out from time to time. Morris Chiropractic definitely understands this. The staff would like to say thank for for being a friend of Forbes House and providing the staff with chair massages. It was truly appreciated!
Feel free to visit the website for Morris Chiropractic to gather information about their services which include Chiropractic Care, Nutritional Advisement, Lifestyle Advice, Corrective Exercises, “Fit for the King” Programs for Churches, In-Office Wellness Workshops, Employee Wellness Programs, and Spinal and Postural Screenings. You can also call (440) 639-9171.
Thank you again, Morris Chiropractic!
Thanks to Gateway Recycling, Forbes House was able to shred a large amount of paperwork! Now that a trunk-full of paperwork has been shredded, we now have more storage space! Thank you for being a friend of Forbes House!!
For any recycling or shredding needs, please visit the website for Gateway Recycling!