The Sarnia Sting will take on the Flint Firebirds this Friday night at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. The Sting will not only look for 2 points and a win against the division rivals but will also be playing to help end domestic violence in our community.
The Sting are once again proud to partner with the local Women’s interval home to help raise awareness and curve domestic violence in the Sarnia-Lambton Area. Fans will notice a purple theme in the arena as the players tape up with purple tape and the coaches donning purple ties for the contest. The game will also consist of a ceremonial puck drop, public address and videoboard messaging promoting all local services available. Proceeds from the evenings Chuck-A-Puck will also go to support the local Women’s Interval Home.
“As an organization we hold certain core values in which we look to instill in our community as well as the young men who don the Sarnia Sting logo each night. Domestic Violence is one of those issues that is easily swept under the rug and one in which tends to get ignored by many involved. Our goal in this partnership is to use our platform to not only help curb domestic violence but to also promote the services available locally to those who may be experiencing some form of domestic violence, whether it be mental or physical.” Sting President Bill Abercrombie comments on the continuing partnership.
About Women’s Interval Sarnia-Lambton
The Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia and Lambton Inc. is a non profit charitable organization established to provide emergency shelter and counselling services to abused women and their children in Sarnia-Lambton.
The Women’s Interval Home provides 24 hours emergency and short-term shelter, support, individual and group counselling, transitional services and child witness counselling services. Their trained counselors provide support, information, and advocacy to women experiencing abuse. Women’s Interval Home staff receive specialized training in order to assist women with their housing, legal, financial, and safety planning needs. Confidential, non-judgmental counselling is provided to residential and non-residential clients.
The Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia-Lambton offers:
Emergency shelter services to women and children 24 hours a day
24-hour crisis / support line
Transitional Support and Housing Program
Child Witness – individual and group counseling
All services are free and confidential. Multi-lingual/multi-cultural Interpreters will be provided through an external service, and/or occasionally through on-shift internal personnel. Childcare can be arranged when necessary.
Our services are fully accessible, wheelchair accessible with designated parking at entrance. Service animals and/or support persons that conform to the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service are permitted shelter stays at no cost.
By working in collaboration with local partners the Women’s Interval Home strives to end the cycle of violence against women in our society.
Anyone who may be experiencing or knows someone experiencing domestic violence is encouraged to call 1-800-265-1412. You can also learn more about the programs and services offered by the Sarnia-Lambton Women’s Interval Home by visiting www.womensintervalhome.com/.
Fans can secure their seats for this division match up by calling the Mainstreet Credit Union Sarnia Sting Box Office at 519 541 1717 or shop online here.