Woman's Civic League of Pasadena Presents Checks for Annual Grants

Published : Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 8:03 AM

L. to R. Nancy Litteken, Executive Director Club 21 and Susie Vernand, WCL Health Services Chair Photo: Sandy Grinnell

L. to R. Nancy Litteken, Executive Director Club 21 and Susie Vernand, WCL Health Services Chair Photo: Sandy Grinnell

On Monday, April 2, 2018, at their monthly luncheon, Susie Vernand, Health Services Committee Chair, of The Woman’s Civic League of Pasadena, was pleased to present checks for annual grants for $1,500 each to two local non-profit organizations that make a huge difference in the lives of everyone they touch.

The first check was presented to Nancy Litteken, Executive Director for Club 21, http://clubtwentyone.org a non-profit organization that works to provide the educational tools and resources that enable individuals with Down syndrome to be fully included.  They offer family support to help parents network with other families and find the community resources they need for their child as well as learning programs designed to supplement traditional education.  Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels and many Pasadena families have benefitted from the services of Club 21.

The second check was presented to Linda Offray MPA, Executive Director and her daughter Tunisia Offray of Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center,  http://shepherddoor.org/ a non-profit organization established to assist and support victims of domestic violence and prevent the cycle of domestic violence through youth education, public awareness and collaboration with community partners. Services include domestic violence counseling, support groups, financial literacy workshops, healing art workshops, legal assistance and resource referrals.  No one is turned away.

L. to R. Tunisia Offray, Shepherd’s Door, Susie Vernand, WCL Health Services Chair and Linda Offray, Shepherd’s Door Executive Director Photo: Sandy Grinnell

L. to R. Tunisia Offray, Shepherd’s Door, Susie Vernand, WCL Health Services Chair and Linda Offray, Shepherd’s Door Executive Director Photo: Sandy Grinnell

The Woman’s Civic League of Pasadena was organized in 1911 to promote the advancement of civic ideals through the study of social, economic and legislative questions and the support of agencies providing services to women and children.  We have a luncheon meeting on the first Monday of each month at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena.  For membership information, contact Lela Bissner, lbissner@gmail.com.

We welcome new members who want to join us in working to make a positive contribution to our community.

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