By Roxana Bell, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
On Saturday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 9, members of the IndyBar Women and the Law Division (WLD) held a meal preparation community service event at Dream Dinners in Fishers. The event beneffitted families of The Julian Center and Eskenazi’s EMBRACE program.
The Julian Center supports women who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and the EMBRACE program at Eskenazi provides support to female patients diagnosed with cancer. Twenty-seven WLD volunteers prepared and donated the meals to these organizations to lend a helping hand to provide support to women and children during very difficult times.
Many sponsors made the event possible. "Entrée” level sponsors were Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; “Side Dish” level sponsors were Hill Fulwider PC and Quarles & Brady LLP; and numerous individual donors also contributed. Thanks to their generous support, the WLD was able to prepare approximately 140 three-serving meals to the families assisted by The Julian Center and EMBRACE.
ABOUT THE JULIAN CENTER AND EMBRACE
The Julian Center is a nonprofit agency providing counseling, safe shelter, and education for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises. Through outreach and consultation, The Julian Center also seeks to educate the community about the issue of domestic violence and its impact on all our lives. The Julian Center's programs and services are designed to contribute to a significant reduction in the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault, to support survivors in healing, and to help break the intergenerational cycle of abuse. Each year, The Julian Center reaches more than 6,500 victims.
EMBRACE provides wraparound services for women diagnosed with cancer, including counseling, crisis intervention, legal services, wigs/hats/turbans, childcare assistance, and even meals to ease the burden of the fight against cancer. One recipient of meals tjat had been donated said that after spending seven hours at Eskenazi receiving chemotherapy, it was a “life-saver” to have a healthful and easy-to-prepare meal from EMBRACE.
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