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Posted on: Aug 14, 2014

We invite you to join the Women and the Law Division (WLD) on two separate occasions as we prepare meals that will be delivered to The Julian Center and to Eskenazi’s EMBRACE program.  The Julian Center supports women who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The EMBRACE program at Eskenazi provides support to female patients diagnosed with cancer.  The WLD will be delivering meals to these organizations to lend a helping hand in their efforts to provide support to women and children during very difficult times.

Thanks to the generous support of Gold sponsors Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance and Bingham Greenebaum Doll, Silver sponsors Hill Fulwider and Quarles & Brady, and individual donors, we are able provide these meals to the families served by The Julian Center and EMBRACE.  However, we need your help.  To prepare the meals we need a minimum of 10-12 volunteers at each event and are inviting the members of the Division to get involved.  Several different types of meals will be prepared. 

The events will be held at Dream Dinners in Fishers, Indiana at 9520 Uptown Drive (just off 96th Street) on the following dates: 

•             Saturday, September 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and

•             Tuesday, September 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering on either or both days, or have any questions regarding the event, please contact Meg Christensen at mchristensen@bgdlegal.com

Hope to see you there!

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 which 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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