Interim Executive Director Appointment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rowan House Appoints New Interim Executive Director
Society Focusing on Launch of Second Stage Shelter Project

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High River, AB, March 4, 2019 – Rowan House Society is pleased to announce that Timmi Shorr has been appointed Interim Executive Director, while a permanent replacement is recruited.

The focus will be on the much-anticipated launch of the second stage shelter project in Okotoks.  “We’re excited to be moving into a new phase with the second stage shelter, as well as other projects to make the transition out of the emergency shelter easier for the women and children we serve," said Board Chair, Chris Tulloch.  He added, “We’d like to recognize the valuable contributions our former Executive Director, Sherrie Botten, made, and wish her well in her future endeavours.”

The second stage shelter is a housing development where women and their children can transition from the emergency shelter to living on their own with the continued support of the counsellors and resources of Rowan House. “Access to safe, affordable housing is a significant barrier for women, who are often faced with a life of poverty or returning to their abusive partners,” Tulloch explains. “Having longer-term support will serve to provide a stronger foundation for clients moving out of domestic violence situations.”

Rowan House Society is actively involved with several other initiatives to eliminate violence against women and children and would like to thank the community for its continued support as we continue toward that goal.

 

Rowan House’s mission is to provide crisis intervention, long-term support and education for those affected by family violence in rural communities. In doing so, we work to fulfill our vision: that every person is safe and secure and lives without abuse.

 

For more information, please contact:
Chris Tulloch
Board Chair, Rowan House Society
chair@rowanhouse.ca