Crisis centre undergoing renovation

| 10/04/2012

(CNS): The only safe house in the Cayman Islands that offers sanctuary to women and children at risk of domestic violence and sexual assault is being renovated with the help of local sponsors. The charity makes good use of the current space as some 16 beds are housed in the three bedroom bungalow which has two bathrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a dining area, and a laundry room as well as the charities offices. Allison Clark the fundraising committee chair said aside from providing shelter the home needed to provide hope and as such the renovation was important. From 1 January to 31 December 2011 the centre received 131 crisis calls and sheltered 30 women and 35 children, including providing them with meals, clothing and other daily essentials.

"While providing a safe place that offers shelter from abuse is our primary objective, we also believe that the Crisis Centre should be comforting, welcoming and a place of hope, inspiration, and healing and the home was in need of some basic upgrades,” said Clark.

Global Directories, publishers of the Cayman Islands Yellow Pages, is a major sponsor of the Cayman refurbishment project that is due to start this week. “We are grateful to organisations like the Cayman Islands Yellow Pages that help us to realise our vision of providing light and optimism in the lives of these people who need it most,” Clark added.

Eileen Keens, Market Manager of Global Directories said the firm was delighted to support the work of the Centre. “Their efforts to end domestic and sexual abuse continue to make a tremendous difference in many lives and have also helped raised community awareness about prevention and intervention through their various programmes".

For more information on how you or your company can assist the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, please contact Allison Clark at aclark@investors-trust.com, by calling 749-3340 or visiting www.cicc.ky.

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