Pittsfield: Elizabeth Freeman’s women’s shelter celebrates 25 years with fundraiser


In honor of the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Elizabeth Freeman battered women’s shelter, a household shower and fundraiser is being held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave.

The goal is to not only celebrate, but to provide the shelter with new household linens, towels, cookware and small kitchen appliances. In addition to the on-site celebration and fundraiser, persons interested in donating to the household shower can use two online registries at http://www.elizabethfreemancenter.org/what-we-do/events.

Since 1974, Elizabeth Freeman Center has provided leadership and services to address domestic and sexual violence in Berkshire County. The shelter first opened its doors in October 1989. Each year, EFC shelters over 150 adults and children who are fleeing violence.

In addition to a safe and nurturing environment, all services available from Elizabeth Freeman Center are provided to shelter residents with collaboration and support with other social service agencies. Since its opening, the shelter has never been empty.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethFreemanCenter or contact Kim Mathews at kamathews1@gmail.com or (413) 684-4899.


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