Guardian Family Services presented $500 donation
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Rita Gower, left, program director of Guardian Family Services, located in Metopolis, accepts a $500 check from Steve Miller, president of the Metropolis Kiwanis Club.  The presentation was held at the Kiwanis meeting held on Sept. 6.
— Photo submitted
Rita Gower, left, program director of Guardian Family Services, located in Metopolis, accepts a $500 check from Steve Miller, president of the Metropolis Kiwanis Club. The presentation was held at the Kiwanis meeting held on Sept. 6. — Photo submitted
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Steve Miller, president of the Metropolis Kiwanis Club, presented a check for $500 to Rita Gower, program director of Guardian Family Services, at its meeting on Sept. 6.

Guardian Family Services is a domestic violence shelter, and walk-in program, offering crisis intervention, orders of protection, medical/legal advocacy, support groups, referrals, education and a 24-hour crisis line.

The shelter is located at 117 W. 10th St. in Metropolis and the crisis number is 524-4357. All services are free and confidential.

Guardian Family Services and the Community of Women will hold its fourth annual Take Back the Night event on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

The event will start at Guardian Family Services and will march to the courthouse for a candlelight vigil and to listen to inspirational speakers.

Individuals who are unable to march may meet at the courthouse.

Take Back the Night is an event held by organizations dedicated to helping women and girls achieve safety and empowerment.

However, men are also lending their voices and standing as survivors at many events. The goal is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness.

The community is encouraged to come out and support the victims and their families in an evening of new beginnings.

For more information, contact Rita Gower at 524-9922 or Denese Peebles at 270-519-7988.

For information on the Metropolis Kiwanis Club, call 524-2386.
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