Shelter needs community support

Published 10:07 am Thursday, June 25, 2015

The staff and board members of the Lawrence County Domestic Task Force would like to take this opportunity to publically thank all of the organizations, agencies, churches, private donors and everyone who contributed and faithfully supported our shelter in 2014. Our agency provides safe shelter, legal advocacy, shelter support, crisis intervention and referrals to other social service agencies based on each client’s needs.

We serve victims of domestic violence in Lawrence County and surrounding areas and we maintain a crisis hotline which enables our services to be accessible 24 hours a day. All of the services provided by the shelter are free of charge to our clients.

We provide clothing, if necessary, food, transportation as needed to other social service agencies based on their needs and a safe haven for them in their time of turmoil.

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We are a small agency with funding resources which are very minimal. We are required to have a 20 percent monthly cash match from community donations and that is why it is key that the community support the shelter in order for us to maintain our staff and keep the doors of the shelter open.

The Lawrence County Domestic Violence Task Force is a viable and much needed entity and we are reaching our to the community to please support our agency because your help enables us to do what we do, and that is to be there for any and all victims of domestic violence in Lawrence County.

Therefore, if you have a desire or need to contribute to a worthy cause, please keep our shelter in mind. Any donations we receive, no matter how large or small, are greatly appreciated.

All contributions can be sent to the LCDVTF at P.O. Box 311, Ironton OH 45638.

Again, to all those who have contributed to the shelter in the past, we hope you will continue to support our shelter in the future and we thank you so much.


Elaine Payne

Director of the LCDVTF