Elks Lodge 298 Quesnel donated $250 to Amata Transition House Feb. 24. Pictured from left are: Elks president Lynnsy Noll, Amata Transition House executive director Alice Stoddard and Elks treasurer Michael Benoit. Lindsay Chung photo

Quesnel Elks support Amata Transition House

Donation will go toward equipment for babies and infants

A recent donation from the Quesnel Elks will help Amata Transition House support babies and children staying at the home.

The Elks donated $250 to Amata Transition House Feb. 24, and Amata Transition House executive director Alice Stoddard says the money will go a long way.

“This money will go to baby and infant equipment,” she said. “We really appreciate any donation. This community is so generous with the donations, both cash, and every day, somebody brings in donations — often, four or five people bring in donations.”

Stoddard says they have eight women in the house and three to four children per month, on average.

The Amata Transition House Society provides short-term housing, advocacy and support for women and children. Support workers are available 24/7, and there is an outreach worker, a family childcare worker and a co-ordinator for the PEACE (Prevention. Education. Advocacy. Counselling. Empowerment.) Program for children who have witnessed abuse. As well, the house co-ordinator helps organize meal preparation and daily chores and is available for support, and the executive director and accountant also provide support and services to women and their children.

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