IRON MOUNTAIN — One very caring organization is celebrating its 35th anniversary.
The Caring House of Iron Mountain is not only a safe shelter for women but also all members of the family. A number of services are offered, such as housing, court accompaniment, and Child counseling, just to name a few. Workers of the Caring House come from a variety of backgrounds, while some were specifically educated in this field, others were once victims themselves.
“I really believe God chose me to do this and to take those years of victimization and turn them into good. It’s my passion, it’s something you look forward to coming to work, you look forward to making sure things workout for survivors in our community and I will break down any barrier I can to make sure someone is successful” said Caring Housing Exec. Director Cheryl O’Neil.
The Caring House has twenty–five different rooms available with each of them having their own bathrooms and kitchenette. For victims, the Caring House is a place of empowerment with people who are willing to help in anyway they can.
“They don’t have the resources, they found those resources for you so its really empowering to come across women who have not only been through it themselves but also willing to go to that extra mile to help you out if really need out of something, I mean it’s possible” said resident Ashlee Uren.
The Caring House has previously partnered with law enforcement to find ways to keep improving their programs. The 35th anniversary of the Caring Housing, gives faculty a chance to look back at all the victims they have helped in crisis situations.
The Caring House is always here for any women, man, or child who is in need of assistance. If you do find yourself needing one of the services that they offer, you can either call or stop by the building.