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Zonta Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Chapter of Zonta recently welcomed Oswego County Opportunities Services to Aid Families Community Response Coordinator Stacie France as its guest speaker.

Seated from left are Kris Bushey, Iraina Gerchman, Inga Back, Sonia Robinson and Lisa Evaneski. Standing from left are Marta Santiago, Sarah Rebeor, Stacie France, Kristin LaBarge, Tammy Thompson, Adrienne McCormick, Teresa Woolson, Sarah Irland, Gail Goebricher, Martha Bruch and Kathy MacPherson.
Seated from left are Kris Bushey, Iraina Gerchman, Inga Back, Sonia Robinson and Lisa Evaneski. Standing from left are Marta Santiago, Sarah Rebeor, Stacie France, Kristin LaBarge, Tammy Thompson, Adrienne McCormick, Teresa Woolson, Sarah Irland, Gail Goebricher, Martha Bruch and Kathy MacPherson.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, France presented to the group to inform and educate members of Zonta on the services available in our community that support those affected by domestic violence.

In 2015, the SAF Program served approximately 600 victims of domestic and sexual violence that included underserved populations such as; elderly, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ and Runaway Homeless Youth.

“OCO, and the SAF staff appreciate the continued support received from Zonta,” said France. “The generous donations received from Zonta members over the last 20 + years help the program to meet the needs of victims and their families. Zonta members have always searched for meaningful ways to show their support and dedication to improving the lives of victims and children in our community.”

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Zonta and SAF have begun planning for Zonta’s ‘Witches Ball’ that will be held in October of 2017.

“The continued support and commitment Zonta members provide to the SAF Program is extremely valuable to ending intimate partner violence in our community. SAF sends a big thank you to all Zonta members for their hard work and for standing with SAF to improve the lives of victims and create safer homes for children,” France added.