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Fraternal Societies of Northeast Pennsylvania present Check to Domestic Violence Service Center

The Fraternal Societies of Northeast Pennsylvania (FSNEPA) and FCSLA Junior Branch 168 presented checks totaling $800 to the Domestic Violence Service Center (DVSC) as part of their fund raising at their annual Christmas social. The FSNEPA raised $400 from a raffle at their annual Christmas Social and FCSLA Junior Branch 168 matched the funds raised through a program sponsored by the Home Office. The Fraternal Societies of Northeast Pennsylvania, a not-for-profit trade association, unites local leaders of fraternal benefit societies domiciled or doing business in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The FSNEPA membership consists of seven fraternal benefit societies: First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Ladies Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union, National Slovak Society, Polish National Union of America, Polish Union of the U.S. of N.A., Polish Women’s Alliance of America, Slovene National Benefit Society and CPS Actuaries. The FSCLA Junior Branch 168 is a local fraternal Branch of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association located in Beachwood, Ohio. The altruistic efforts of fraternal benefit societies are primarily funded by the sale of life insurance and other financial service products to their members. The donation recipient, The Domestic Violence Service Center, has been providing quality services to battered and homeless women and their children since 1976. Celebrating 38 years of service to the community, DVSC currently serves Luzerne and Carbon counties. DVSC provides emergency shelter and direct services to battered women and their children and DVSC’s Bridge Housing Program offers transitional housing for battered and homeless women and their children. In additional to emergency shelter and transitional housing, DVSC offers a wide range of free and confidential services including 24-hour hotlines, supportive options counseling, individual and group counseling, advocacy, court advocacy and accompaniment, community outreach and education, life skills and parenting training, medical and mental health advocacy and trainings for professionals. For more information on the Domestic Violence Service Center, or to learn how you can become a supporter of DVSC and a partner in the fight against domestic violence, please visit www.domesticviolenceservice.org or call 1-800-424-5600.