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Domestic Violence Shelter turns 25, throws a household Shower 
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Event Category:
Community Events
Dates and Times:
June 26, 5:00PM-7:00PM

Press Release

Elizabeth Freeman Center Inc.'s Shelter celebrates 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Elizabeth Freeman battered women's shelter, a HOUSEHOLD SHOWER is being held on Thursday, June 26th, 5-7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield to restock it with essential household items.

Since 1974 Elizabeth Freeman Center (EFC) has provided leadership and services to address domestic and sexual violence in Berkshire County. Every day, 24 hours a day, EFC confronts the life and death issues faced by victims of battering and sexual assault. We are the front line and major safety net in our community for victims seeking safety and a new life. As part of the essential and life-saving services offered by EFC, one of great importance is the shelter.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of providing safe housing to families torn asunder by domestic violence EFC is holding this household shower and fundraiser. The goal is to not only celebrate, but to provide the shelter with new household linens, towels, cookware and small kitchen appliances. In addition to the on-site celebration and fundraiser, persons interested in donating to EFC's Household Shower can use our two online registries at our website-

In October of 1989 the shelter first opened its doors. Each year EFC shelters over 150 adults and children who are fleeing violence, in a home-like atmosphere In addition to a safe and nurturing environment, all services available from Elizabeth Freeman Center are provided to shelter residents with collaboration and support with other social service agencies. Since its opening the shelter has never been empty.

For more information about Elizabeth Freeman Center's 25th Shelter Anniversary and Household Shower Celebration, check out our facebook page: or contact Kim Mathews at or 413-684-4899

The mission of Elizabeth Freeman Center is to work within the community to build safety, justice, and dignity for all. We offer shelter, counseling, education, advocacy, and community organizing to all people who survive domestic violence or sexual abuse. Understanding our history of survivors helping survivors, we embrace the idea of the empowerment of each person. Elizabeth Freeman Center is a multicultural organization which joins with and mobilizes other groups and individuals who are working to end domestic violence and sexual abuse, ensure human rights, and create social change.
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