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Update On Turning Point

Following up on the story I wrote about here, where the funding had been cut drastically for Turning Point, a Chicago-area shelter serving women and children who are victims of domestic violence.Fundraising efforts, including the Star 105.5 radiothon, online donations (yay, Shakers!), and food donations to the pantry, have raised $70,000 for the center.A warm and grateful thanks to everyone who donated where they could.
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Schwarzenegger eliminates funding for DV shelters

Issues & Causes / Feminism : Feministing (5 years ago)

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - making last minute cuts to the budget - eliminated all of the state funding for domestic violence shelters. That's right - all of it. Although the state Legislature submitted a budget with... Read Post

Voting in Kabul

Issues & Causes / Feminism : The Nation: And Another Thing (5 years ago)

(Women for Afghan Women, a humanitarian organization I've supported for many years, runs a shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence in Kabul, and a smaller one in Mazar-i-sharif. In this update to her August 19th let... Read Post

Turning Point Needs Your Help

Issues & Causes / Feminism : Shakesville (5 years ago)

This morning I received the following email from a good friend of mine. Joe works for Turning Point, a Chicago-area center serving women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Turning Point provides a help line, shelter,... Read Post


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