Remedies to use $20,000 grant to build outdoor playground

Staff Report

Remedies Renewing Lives has recently been awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000 by the Martin-Campbell Foundation,” said Gary Halbach, president and CEO of Remedies.

According to Halbach, the grant will be used to help fund the cost of building a new outdoor playground with age-appropriate equipment for the children who reside in the agency’s Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter.

Remedies provides shelter, safety and security to over 500 victims of domestic violence and their children annually,” said Halbach. “This generous grant from the Martin-Campbell Foundation will help us provide a secure outdoor play area with lots of green space to help the children heal and grow.”

Remedies Renewing Lives was founded in 1955 and has one of the largest domestic violence programs in Illinois and the only domestic violence shelter and program serving Winnebago and Boone counties.

Remedies serves nearly 2,000 unduplicated victims, including nearly 400 children each year, all at no charge, by providing multiple services, including emergency shelter, a 24-hour help or crisis line, counseling, legal advocacy, children’s services, and professional training.

Remedies is a United Way community partner. Sue Grans is chairman of the Board of Directors.

From the Nov. 6-12, 2013, issue

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