Indiana State Prison Donates $5k in Recognition of National Domestic Awareness Month

(MICHIGAN CITY) – Indiana State Prison and Warden Ron Neal are proud to announce the donation of $5000 to local charity to benefit National Domestic Awareness Month.

On October 1, 2019, the Indiana State Prison assisted the Stepping Stone Shelter for Women with a donation of $5000. Executive Director Nanda Danitschek accepted the donation from Warden Ron Neal.

Warden Neal stated, “The offenders assisted in raising the donation via special event food sales.” He continued, “Staff at Indiana State Prison helped identify the local organizations to benefit from the donations, and chose Stepping Stones Shelter.”

Stepping Stone has a 24-hour shelter service for all victims of sexual assault/sexual violence, in addition to female victims. The shelter also has a transitional housing facility. Ms. Danitschek indicated they conduct education and outreach with an emphasis on prevention education, working in conjunction with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.


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Executive Director Nanda Danitschek accepting the $5000 donation from Warden Ron Neal.

Background

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.

Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Now is time to take a stand. Support survivors and speak out against domestic violence all month long.

If you need assistance or want to talk to someone about domestic violence, call 1-866-331-9474 to speak with a trained peer advocate.

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