On January 23th, 2018, DTOC President Lee Thaggard presented a $1,000 donation to Sara Smith of Care Lodge Shelter. The Downtown Optimist Club of Meridian has been a long time supporter of the children of Care Lodge and this was the DTOC’s annual opportunity to support the hard work done by Care Lodge.
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.
To learn more about Care Lodge, visit their website here.