A room designed to give long-term residents at the Center for Prevention of Abuse a quiet place to read a book, study or use the computer got a makeover recently, thanks to a sorority from Bradley University. The room, called “Juanita’s Wings”, is located in The Center’s long-term housing.
About 50 members of Bradley University’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority brought over seating, a new table, book shelves, books, children’s furniture and rugs to make the room more functional and comfortable. The women of Alpha Chi also worked for a couple of hours to assemble all of the new furniture.
Alpha Chi Omega members help victims of domestic violence as one of the club’s primary philanthropic efforts. The staff at the Center for Prevention of Abuse very much appreciates all of their hard work to make the lives of our residents better.
The Center’s transitional housing apartments, called “Next Step”, are designed to help survivors of abuse, who are at risk of homelessness, transition into permanent housing. Residents are eligible to stay for up to two years. Thirty percent of their income applies toward rent. “Next Step” residents also have access to all of the services offered at The Center. The “Juanita’s Wings” room was originally built in memory of Juanita Slane through her estate.