Showing posts from June, 2012

Transitions Hires Education Outreach Specialist

Transitions is pleased to welcome our new Education Outreach Specialist, Sara.

Sara was raised and currently reside in Milton.She recently graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, with a Bachelors degree in Sociology and a minor in psychology and counseling psychology.While at Pitt, she interned at Geisinger as a Research Assistant and at Mckean County Children and Youth Services.Throughout her time at Pitt, she has worked as a tutor and got the chance to help other students.  Sara loves working with children and cannot wait to begin working with children in the local area schools.She is very excited to be a part of Transitions!

Welcome, Sara!

A Reminder of What Budget Cuts Do...

I am sad to report that one of our sister agencies, Your Safe Haven, serving Bedford County, had to close the doors to its shelter this month.  Your Safe Haven was the only domestic violence organization providing shelter for Bedford County.  When cuts in funding are made at the state level, it greatly affects local organizations, and local people.  Your Safe Haven, like us, serves a largely rural population.  Can you imagine having to travel to another county for a safe place to stay?  What about work?  What about childcare?  What about transportation?  What if the client has never lived outside of her hometown?  These are scary thoughts for someone who is already scared enough to call a domestic violence hotline.  Our hearts and thoughts go out to Your Safe Haven and Bedford County for their loss.  Please, contact your legislator to ask them not to cut domestic violence or sexual assault funding any further.