By Katie Foley
Introducing Karen Jenks-Scrougham, Beacon of Hope’s controller. Karen has a Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Accounting from Purdue and Marion University. Along with her Bachelor’s degrees, she holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
As the controller, Karen manages our finances at Beacon of Hope. From payroll to bills, Karen is our go-to for finance or even math related questions. It’s easy to say that Karen is the perfect addition to our team and helps out in so many ways.
Her favorite resource at Beacon of Hope is the fact that we have advocates that are constantly communicating with those in need. Seeing people receiving help in hard times and having someone to lean on is a tremendous help for victims and allows them to receive the help they deserve.
A fun fact about Karen is that she adopted her son, now 20, from China in 2002. He currently studies at Ball State! #chirpchirp
By Sandra K. Ziebold
HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT!!! Beacon of Hope just received word from The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute that our Federal agency funding has been INCREASED by over 200% effective immediately.
We are beyond ecstatic and are proud of the clear vote of confidence this decision shows in our incredible staff and the excellent services we are providing direct to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. BUT HERE IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP! Federal monies are always awarded with the condition that individuals and corporations in the community will contribute at least 20% of the money needed to fund the approved programs. In other words, the community that benefits must “have some skin in the game.” So, our funding has increased 200% and now our corporate and individual partnerships must increase 200%. THAT MUST START NOW. This is your chance to make a difference and to help stop the violence in your community. GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND PRESS “DONATE NOW”, SIGN UP YOUR BUSINESS TO BE A CORPORATE SPONSOR OF OUR AGENCY, A PROGRAM OR ONE OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS. You can also help by spreading the word and sharing this message with all of your friends on each of your social networks. Thank you in advance for your help and your much needed prayers.
By Sandra K. Ziebold
The Impact of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on Businesses is financially mind-boggling and the toll on individuals and team culture is horrific. Listening and having conversations with corporate boards, executive management teams, lunch-n-learns with corporate employees, awareness speaking engagements and community events are all a vital part of how we educate and assist the businesses in our community. Beacon of Hope raises public awareness about domestic and sexual violence and the tremendous emotional, physical and economic cost of this violence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the cost of intimate partner rape, physical assault and stalking totals $5.8 billion each year for direct medical and mental health care services and lost productivity from paid work and household chores. Of this, total productivity losses accounted for nearly $1.8 billion in the United States in 1995. When updated in 2003 the cost of intimate partner rape, physical assault and stalking was more than $8.3 billion. It is now 2016 and we know from listening and working with corporations that this problem does impact financials and we want to help you with that and save lives in the process. Contact Beacon of Hope Crisis Center today to schedule conversation that makes a difference in your company.
About this blog
This blog is about our domestic and sexual violence crisis center, Beacon of Hope. We hope you find it full of helpful information, motivation, creativity, serious facts and positivity. We hope that it will help you know what is happening in our center, in our community and with our events. We hope you follow our blog in support of our organization and our mission.