PITTSBURG, KS.--- Via Christi Hospital takes on a special cause by helping victims of domestic violence. The entire hospital pitched in to donate various toiletry items and household supplies. The Safe House Crisis Center helps take care of women and children who do not have a safe place to live. The goal of the the Safe House Crisis Center of Southeast Kansas is to provide a safe place for women who are abused.
"They may leave their home with nothing, not even a suitcase. And they may never be able to retrieve their personal belongings. So, we help them when their in the shelter to start collecting those items," said Rebecca Brubaker, Safe House Executive Director.
The shelter received a lot of items including deodorant, body wash, razors, and household items like trash bags and detergent. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Via Christi staff were ready to give back.
"The hospital employees are the ones who drive this donation and we got an over abundance of items, so they were very generous to give from their hearts. That's what I saw from our staff," said Carrie Amershek, Via Christi Mission Committee.
According to the Safe House Executive Director Rebecca Brubaker, the shelter can now spend their monetary donations on building utilities and other services.
"We depend on the community really to help us furnish the shelter supplies for us each year, and Via Christi goes a long way in providing those supplies for us. They have a really nice drive for us," said Brubaker.
The shelter currently has nine women staying with them and today's products will help those women get back on their feet. If you would like to help, you can call the Crisis Center at 620-231-8692.
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