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E-Newsletter: April 2024

Annual Impact Report

Laurel House would like to thank each and every one of you for supporting us.

Last year, thanks to your support, Laurel House provided 5,634 bed nights of safe shelter to 137 adults and children, provided crisis intervention to 755 victims referred to our Domestic Abuse Response Team, began renovations at the Nehemiah's Way transitional housing unit, and much more.

We invite you to take a look at our Annual Report to see the impact of our work, and know that it is all made possible through your support!

Click the button below to learn more about what Laurel House accomplished last year and learn about the impact your support had on survivors of domestic violence.


National Volunteer Appreciation Month

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month?

Throughout our 44 years of service to Montgomery County, Laurel House has been fortunate to have so many committed volunteers. Our volunteers are essential to our mission, from educating the community at our thrift stores or during tabling events to taking hotline calls, texting with victims via our textline, and aiding our Domestic Abuse Response Team.

Have you ever considered volunteering with Laurel House? We currently have several opportunities available for upcoming events!

Volunteer for Walk A Mile
Volunteer for Art in the Park
Volunteer for Lansdale Day
Volunteer for Sports & Music Fest

Thank you to our dedicated volunteers! You make our work possible!

In Case You Missed It

Melinda Himes Inducted into Your Way Home Continuum of Care Governing Board

We at Laurel House would like to congratulate our very own Director of Shelter and Housing, Melinda Himes, who was recently inducted onto the Your Way Home Continuum of Care Governing Board!

Roles and responsibilities of the Continuum of Care Governing Board include amplifying diverse community voices and perspectives about the causes and solutions for ending and preventing homelessness, and advocating for policy, funding, and housing opportunities to meet the needs of residents experiencing or at risk of homelessness.


Thank You for a Night to Remember! 25th Annual Gala

Thank you for making the Laurel House 25th Annual Gala an amazing success! 

We are so grateful you joined us to Light the Night for Hope & Healing as we celebrated our 25th annual gala! We offer congratulations to our 2024 honorees, CBIZ and Karen and Dominic Conicelli and The Three Little Angels Foundation and express our appreciation and admiration to this year’s Resilience Award honoree, Cherie.


Together, we raised over $200,000 to support survivors of domestic violence and their families! We are so grateful for the support of our community to help us do the important work that we do.

Get Ready for the SHE4 Music Festival!

Laurel House is excited to share that The Coffee Closet with Barista Jake and Vinyl Closet Records will be bringing back the SHE4 Music Festival on Sunday, April 28, 2024!

The SHE4 Music Festival is a day-long celebration of music, featuring talented female musicians and singers from Montgomery County. Proceeds from the festival will go to both Laurel House to help benefit our lifesaving programs and services for survivors of domestic violence, and Unite for HER, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting breast cancer and ovarian cancer patients by providing integrative therapies, services, education, resources, and support at no personal cost.

You can find Vinyl Closet Records at 2117 W Main St, Norristown, PA 19403.

Upcoming Events

Registration is Open for Walk A Mile 2024!

Registration is officially open! Join us on May 4, 2024, for our Annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes® Event on Pfizer’s Collegeville Campus.

Get ready to embark on a journey through the stars as we raise awareness and support for this important cause. The WAM committee has been hard at work recruiting participants from across the galaxy!

Proceeds from the event will go directly to support Laurel House’s domestic violence shelter and supportive services. Each year, Laurel House provides life-saving services to over 1,700 individuals in our community who are impacted by domestic violence.

Click the button below to sign up to walk, sponsor the event, or support a team this year! Sign up by Monday, April 22, to be guaranteed your 2024 Walk A Mile shirt!


Tickets on Sale NOW: Drag Show Bingo 2024

Tickets are on sale NOW for Drag Show Bingo!

Join us at IBEW Local 98 on June 22, 2024 for a day of Bingo, raffles, and live performances. Experience the allure of Morgan Morgan Morgan, Kali Coutour, and Divinity Cruzz appearing for the first time at Laurel House.

We will be hosting two shows in the afternoon and evening, at 1 PM and 7 PM.

Click the button below to buy your tickets before they're sold out!


Laurel House provides services to anyone impacted by domestic violence and abuse. If you, or someone you know, is being impacted by domestic abuse, call Laurel House's confidential, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-642-3150 or text "HOPE" to 85511.

Not sure if you're experiencing abuse? You can still call. We're here for you.

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