Win a Car and
Help our Residents
It's time for our largest annual fundraiser! Catherine's House is raffling a new 2014 Honda Civic LX. The winner does not need to be present at the drawing but must be at least 18 years-old to win, and is responsible for the payment of appropriate taxes and tags.
Tickets are $5 each or $25 for a book of 6 tickets. Purchase tickets three ways: (1) mail a check payable to Catherine's House with a note requesting tickets, (2) purchase with a credit card by clicking on the Donate tab, enter "send a book of raffle tickets" in the Designation line and complete the form (remember to include your mailing address), or (3) purchase tickets at the door of the Holiday Celebration (6:00 PM on December 11th). Special thanks goes to sponsor McKenney-Salina Honda of Belmont, NC.
October is Domestic
Violence Awareness Month
Did you know that every year in our nation, 2,100,000 women are assaulted by a partner and over 6 million children witness these acts of domestic violence?
As a transitional living center, Catherine’s House plays a vital role in helping women and children in our community who have been abused. Working closely with domestic violence shelters, we help these families in their next step toward independence. Lack of employment and safe housing are primary reasons women return to abusers. Our residents are linked to resources in the community that can assist them in these areas. Through our programming, survivors gain valuable information needed to make it on their own such as budgeting & savings, stress management, parenting and healthy communication. Individual counseling and weekly support groups enhance emotional healing.
Children who arrive at Catherine’s House from domestic violence situations are often confused, scared and afraid to trust. By providing structure in the home, fun social activities and time with Therapy Dog Bella, each child is encouraged to recognize his or her value and feel important.
Each time you support Catherine's House, you send a message to residents who are survivors of domestic violence both young and old –“we are here for you, we believe in you and we support you on your journey to independence”.
(US Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Statistics, 2014)
One of our greatest needs is gas station gift cards. These gift cards help our residents travel to job interviews, doctor appointments, etc. See other needed items here.
Story Time with
Therapy Dog Bella
Some of our residents lost their pets as a result of losing their housing. The young resident (pictured below) looks forward to story time with therapy dog Bella every other week and hopes to own a dog again one day. Catherine's House thanks handler/volunteer Pam D'Agostino for sharing Bella with us.