On June 23th, 2015, DTOC President Brian Koroknay presented a $1,000 donation to Leslie Payne of Care Lodge Shelter. A portion of the funds will be used to help offset the cost of school uniforms for children who come to the shelter with their mothers to escape domestic abuse, and the remainder will assist Care Lodge with other youth related expenses.
Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. offers a variety of comprehensive programs and services to victims of domestic violence in East Mississippi. They provide services for approximately 1,000 shelter and non-shelter clients each year; all services to victims of domestic violence and their children are provided completely free of charge.
Care Lodge is the only accredited shelter providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic abuse in East Mississippi.
The Downtown Optimist Club of Meridian has been a long time supporter of the children of Care Lodge and this was one more opportunity for our club to support the hard work done by Care Lodge.
To learn more about Care Lodge, visit their website here.