Friday, May 23, 2008

Introducting the Community Welcome House, Newnan, Georgia

The Community Welcome Home is a non-profit, 501(c)3. We are not a state or federally funded program. We are sustained by donations, fundraising events and grants. Our mission is "educating the community on the many facets of domestic violence while providing refuge and facilitating change for its victims". Our vision is to end domestic violence.

Our purpose is to raise awareness through education to help facilitate social change to address the shame of being a victim and how they are treated during the legal process. We are a 24 hour a day 7 day a week program. We have a crisis line that is available to answer questions and assist anyone who needs to leave a violent situation. We have individual bedrooms. Our services are free. The average stay is six months. We have counseling on site, group and individual. We believe the following areas must be addressed in order for a victim to heal from the trauma of violence; physical, psychological, social, medical, education, financial, and spiritual needs. We understand that domestic violence can be physical, emotional, sexual, financial, or psychological.

Our program collaborates with resources and addresses nutrition, budgeting, job training, education, hygiene, transportation, employment, housing and day care needs.

Our goal is for our individuals to meet their goals through individual case management to become independent self-sufficient individuals who can provide for their children, end the cycle of abuse and live a life where they understand love does not hurt.

For informaton on our program visit our web site at, 770-304-0966 We welcome volunteers. We have been in existence since 1990. We are trying to make renovations to make our facility "green".

In 2007 we answered over 800 calls for service and welcome 126 women and children into our program. Currently we have 10 women and 11 children residing at our home. You do not have to live at Community Welcome House to utilize our services.

New Beginnings by CWH is a thrift store that provides on the job training for our residents. The proceeds from the sale of items goes to support the women and children victims of domestic violence. Located at 13 Augusta DR. just off of Jefferson St. in Newnan, Georgia, next to Gentry Pawn, the store hours are Wednesday-Thursday-Friday from 10:00am-2:30pm and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm. We accept donations. The donations have three ways in which we use them: the immediate needs of residents, storage for future use for those individuals that have completed our program and are ready to move out on their own, and for sale in our store. We do give tax receipts.

Run to Domestic Tranquility May 24th

Saturday May 24th, 7:00am registration begins in beautiful downtown Newnan just off the court square at Jackson and West Washington, First Baptist Church of Newnan; the 3rd annual 5K Run/1 mile Walk, Run to Domestic Tranquility is being held. Contact George Martin at or resister on line at $20.00 individual $15.00 students and $40.00 maximum for families.

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