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Partners in Peace Award

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Parterns in Peace Award


On Thursday, October 11, 2012, CARES Inc, along with two other recipients, was presented with the Partners in Peace award by the Third Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council. This council, which was started in 1996 by judges in Madison and Bond Counties in Illinois works with other members in the community to help victims of domestic violence. The award, Partners in Peace“, recognizes the commitment of individuals and agencies to eliminate domestic violence in our community”. The council wanted to highlight those battling animal abuse which is a real problem in family violence situations.

This award recognizes a program of CARES, Ellie’s Safe Haven which was created to encourage victims of domestic violence who fear for the safety of their family pets to seek assistance. This program which is dedicated to a friend of CARES who lost her life as a result of domestic violence. The assistance provided through Ellie’s Safe Haven includes temporary housing through a local kennel as well veterinary care. CARES has partnered with a domestic violence shelter in the area and provided funding to ensure care for the family pets until they can return to home or to other safe situations.





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