Pictured from Left To Right: Leslie Hardesty (Sexual Assault Program Coordinator, The Laurel Center); Debbi Cahill (President, United Way); Casey Tanner (Vice-President, United Way); Amanda Kindall (Treasurer, United Way); Heather Clatterbuck (Secretary, United Way); Cindy Marzullo (Development Director, The Laurel Center)

The United Way of Front Royal-Warren County is pleased to announce a grant in the amount of $3,100 to The Laurel Center (216 E. Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630) for the 2019-20 fiscal year. This is the second year in a row that this grant has been made, and many positive results have been seen already.

In the First Quarter, The Laurel Center has provided occupancy for 57 people. Additionally, the organization has been able to offer Sexual Assault Adult Therapy Services one day per week in Front Royal. Also in the First Quarter, The Laurel Center was able to offer 32 days of shelter to one adult and one child in Front Royal.

The agency consistently seeks to collaborate with other agencies. For example, staff members attended Sexual Assault Response Training during the quarter. They also partnered with New Hope Bible Church to offer training in women’s health, and Marlow Heights Baptist Church for training in child safety.

As a result of all their hard work, The Laurel Center was awarded the Multiple Discipline Team of the Year on July 15th of this year. This award recognized the agency for their efforts in keeping children safe. This prestigious award is given each year by the Department of Criminal Justice Services in collaboration with Law Enforcement.

Since 1950, the United Way has worked to advance the common good in Front Royal-Warren County. The community wins when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy. The United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of the challenges we face. Living United means being part of the change!

To reach the United Way offices in Front Royal-Warren County (134-B Peyton Street, Front Royal, VA, 22630), please email info@frontroyalunitedway.org or call 540-635-3636.