Edit Article Add New Article. An anonymous donation enabled the Board to purchase a house in a quiet residential neighborhood, and the center opened in November of 1981. The Clarina Howard Nichols Center was founded in 1981 in response to an appeal from the community for consistent, quality services for battered women and their children.
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The goal is to move women out of the shelter and into a place of their own within six months, but length of stay depends on individual circumstances. Whenever Tommy Gardner posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Animal sanctuary hosts an Oscar Night fundraiser.
Lamoille North nixes merger with Cambridge. More From This Section. The Clarina Center offers battered women and children an escape route from domestic violence through advocacy programs, shelter, supervised visitation for children, direct services and a help hotline.
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The Clarina Center works with Lamoille Housing Partnership to help women get out of the shelter and into permanent housing, and with other local services to help women find stable jobs and transportation to and from work.
After a year of searching, Clarina Howard Nichols Center has found a new executive director — or rather, she found it. Toggle navigation. She found freedom and a voice.
Those sheltered with Clarina are often from outside the county and outside the state, and relocation can present barriers. Photo by Kayla Collier.
Thirty-nine different people used the shelter, a 36 percent decrease, with 2,011 bed nights, down from 3,193.