Crossroad’s Correctional Center Donates to Program

On Friday January 26th, Green Hills Women's Shelter advocate, Casey Fisher, posed for a picture with Crossroads Correctional Center's Karen Gatton, and the donations from the prison.   Inmates at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron that are in the Restorative Justice Organization hand-made and then donated the pictured blankets.  Also, the Crossroads Correctional Center Personnel Club made a monetary donation that was collected from the staff that donated $1.00 to wear jeans on designated dress down days.   The Green Hills Women's Shelter would like to thank Crossroads Correctional Center for the continued community support!
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Seeking contract legal professionals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS LEGAL SERVICES The Green Hills Women’s Shelter is seeking attorneys to provide legal services to Shelter clients in dissolution, paternity, modification, and adult abuse actions in Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Harrison, Grundy, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan counties. The legal services will be paid by the Shelter pursuant to a grant awarded to the Shelter. The applicant attorney(s) will be selected on the following criteria:
  • Experience in providing legal services to survivors of domestic violence;
  • Experience in the areas of dissolution, paternity, modification, and adult abuse actions;
  • Experience adhering to strict litigation budgets and delivering legal services in a cost-effective manner;
  • Experience practicing law in the above-listed legal jurisdictions;
  • Availability to take on the representations, including handling emergency matters on short notice;
  • Proposed fees for providing the legal services, including wheth...
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Billboards

Have you seen our new billboards? We were thankful to have the billboards approved and funded through the Victim's of Crime Act grant through the Department of Social Services.    Our goal with these billboards is to make an impact by having a 'wow' factor as people drive past, helping to reach survivors in our service area, and challenging individuals to really consider individuals face the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence.   Please watch for our other two billboards which will be going up on Hwy 36 and on Hwy 65.
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#Giving Tuesday

In honor of Giving Tuesday we wanted to highlight some ways you can give back to our program.   We are GRATEFUL for our community support!   We are so blessed by giving communities! Financial Needs:
    • Our Trenton facility is raising money for a new building.  We are approximately $200,000 away of being able to start breaking ground for the new facility.
      • We will be selling tickets for $1000.00 for a chance to win a brand new truck donated by Barnes-Baker Automotive
    • We are selling Domestic Violence Tax Credits.    These are 50% tax credits.    These funds are unrestricted which allow us to provide additional services to our clients.
      •  Please contact Tammy Taylor at 816-632-4900 or via email at ttaylor@ghwshelter.org
      • $100.00 Minimum required for purchase of these.
    • You can make a direct donation via our paypal link:

Physical needs:
  • Pillows (We put new pillows on their beds and give our clients their pillows to take with t...
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‘In Her Shoes’ Simulation at Community Action Partnership in St. Joseph

On Wednesday, October 18th, advocates presented the “In Her Shoes” simulation to Community Action Partnership in St. Joseph, Missouri. This group did a fantastic job maneuvering their way through the simulation and did an even more amazing job processing the their thoughts, feelings, struggles, and insights during the debriefing process. We wanted to extend a special thanks to Karen for allowing us to reserve and use the “welcome room” located in the Missouri Care building in St. Joseph, MO. They provided the location for free as well as furnished beverages and candy. The room can be reserved for free by calling Karen at 816-383-5901 for your next business meeting or event. Thank you so much Karen for being a great hostess! If you are interested in learning more about “In Her Shoes” or “In Their Shoes” (for teens) please contact us in Cameron at 816-632-4900 or in Trenton at 660-359-3297
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In Their Shoes Presentation to Cameron High School students

Students at Cameron High School got the opportunity to Wednesday to participate in the 'In Their Shoes' Simulation.    The simulation allows students to walk through lives of different students facing difficult situations such as bullying, dating violence, and racial prejudice.   The students then make decisions based on what they would choose to do in each of the scenarios.    The simulation is a great activity to stimulate discussion on real life pressures teens face in their lives.    If you are interested in bringing this activity to your students, youth groups, or staff teams please call us and schedule your date!
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The Chillicothe Correctional Center’s Stand for the Silent Offender Organization provides financial blessing to program

Green Hills Women's Shelter gives presentation to offenders at Chillicothe Correctional Center [caption id="attachment_950" align="aligncenter" width="4608"] Stand for the Silent Offender Organization[/caption] On August 22, 2017 Specialized Victim's Advocate Glenda Ely, and Advocate Jenna Johnson of the Green Hills Women's Shelter gave an educational presentation to the incarcerated offenders of the Chillicothe Correctional Center. This program informed the offenders of the stark realities of domestic and sexual abuse, as well as the services that are provided by the shelter.  The advocates from the shelter also put on the "In Her Shoe's" workshop for the 18 members of the Stand for the Silent Offender Organization. The “surprise” ending to the “open program” part of the visit brought tears to the eyes of the shelter and correctional staff, as well as many in the offender population. This “surprise” ending included the gift of a $6000 donation to the shelt...
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