(Sierra Vista, AZ – November 25, 2018) – Domestic violence impacts women of all races, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds. Which is why the Women and Children’s Services Department at Canyon Vista Medical Center is collecting items beginning November 26 through December 14 for House of Hope in Douglas and Forgach House in Sierra Vista. The shelters provide assistance to women and children escaping domestic violence. The Forgach House provides victims a safe place to stay and offers counseling, parenting classes, transportation, and a women’s support group. The House for Hope provides housing, food, health care, transportation, legal referrals and employment assistance. As women’s health nurses, the Women and Children’s Services aim is to support and empower all women, especially those who are most vulnerable. Pregnancy is an especially dangerous time for women in domestic violence situations.
Dana Albalate, Director of Women & Children’s Services, said, “The holiday season is dangerous for many women in domestic violence situations. Pregnant women are especially vulnerable. Our department decided to help local women in need by gathering donations, such as new cosmetics, hygiene products, purses, diapers, and so on for the Forgach House in Sierra Vista and House of Hope in Douglas.”
To contribute any products to the charity drive, please drop of your items at the concierge desk at Canyon Vista Medical Center or call 520.263.3300. To learn more about our Women & Children’s Services department, please visit https://www.canyonvistamedicalcenter.com/services/maternity/.
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About Canyon Vista Medical Center
Canyon Vista Medical Center operates a Joint Commission Accredited 100-bed acute care hospital in Sierra Vista with an outpatient surgery and imaging centers. The hospital is a Level III Trauma Center, areceived The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement, and is a Pink Ribbon Facility for Breast Health Excellence featuring 3D Mammography. From Behavioral Health services to complete Rehabilitation Services, our core purpose is to treat everyone like family, providing the peace of mind that comes from receiving extraordinary care, close to home. Follow us on Facebook @canyonvistamedicalcenter, Twitter @CanyonVistaMed, and Instagram @canyonvistamed.