Staff of Kennebec Behavioral Health in Skowhegan, from left are, Daric Davenport, Emma Tardif and Shay Gilpatrick; two Skowhegan Woman’s Club members Vi Fernald and Sharon Adams; and KBH staff Mackenzie Clement, Jacki Charity and Melissa Wone. Rob Rogers was absent.  Submitted photo

To help raise awareness and assist local agencies during October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) Skowhegan Woman’s Club donated books to two local agencies.

kowhegan Woman’s Club donated books to two local agencies on Tuesday, Oct. 24. From left are club board member Vi Ferland, Somerset Family Violence Outreach educator Melody Fitch, and club secretary Sharon Adams. Submitted photo

On Oct. 25, SWC Secretary Sharon Adams and SWC Board of Directors’ Member Vi Ferland delivered the two collections of five books each to Kennebec Behavioral Health and Family Violence Project in Skowhegan. These children’s books will be used by trained personnel to help address domestic violence with children whose young lives have been affected, with the goal to help them cope, heal and find peace, according to a news release from Mary Cayford with the club.

The books donated included “Mommy’s Black Eye” (preschool) by William George Bentrim, “A Family That Fights” (K-Grade 4) by Sharon Chesler Bernstein, “Something is Wrong at My House” (K-Grade 4) by Diane Davis, “Hear My Roar: A Story of Family Violence” (Grades 1-4, and “The Day My Daddy Lost His Temper” (2 years and older) by Dr. Carol Santana McLeary.

Area women, not limited to Skowhegan residents, interested in learning more about the Skowhegan Woman’s Club or attending a meeting can call President Bonnie Chamberlain at 207-474-3146 or member Cayford at 207-474-9820.


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