November 3, 2016
Local representatives support Domestic Violence Awareness Month
BRICK, NJ (October 26, 2016) – Congressman Tom MacArthur toured Dottie’s House, a transitional housing program for women and children survivors of domestic violence, in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Local representatives joined Congressman MacArthur for the visit including Mayor Robert Sabosik and Mary Furmato of Point Pleasant Boro, Assemblyman Dave Wolfe, Freeholder Ginny Haines, and Mary Pat Angelini of Preferred Behavioral Health.
Guests received a private tour of the facility with seventeen fully furnished apartments, areas designated for therapy and group support, an art room, computer room, playground and garden.
“Everyone deserves a life free of violence,” said Congressman MacArthur. “Dottie’s House is an incredible facility working to make that a reality for victims of abuse. I was deeply moved by their compassion and the heartwarming home they've created for so many women and children. I'm proud to represent Dottie's House in our nation’s Capitol and will do all I can to help them.”
Dottie’s House is funded through grants, sponsorships, events and donations. To learn more about Dottie’s House or show your support please visit our website at DottiesHouse.org.
About Dottie’s House
Dottie’s House provides safe housing for women and their children through a program that empowers them to become self-sufficient and free from violence. Residents participate in a long-term, comprehensive program offering a multitude of services including weekly case management, supportive counseling, domestic violence groups, and therapeutic art classes for the children.
2141 Route 88 East
Brick, NJ 08724
Photo: Deborah Galletta, Program Director at Dottie’s House, shares how art therapy helps the children living at Dottie’s House to Mayor Sabosik and Congressman MacArthur
Photo: Congressman MacArthur, Mayor Sabosik, and Frank Luna, District Chief of Staff in a fully-furnished, two bedroom apartment at Dottie’s House