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Henredon Donates Beds To Women's Resource Center To End Domestic Violence

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The Henredon Furniture store in Atlanta announced that is donating beds to the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. The 14 Queen Platform Beds, with a retail value of more than $35,000, will help the local shelter provide assistance in transitioning survivors of domestic violence to independence. "This is one small way Henredon can assist an organization that is committed to aiding women and children in need 365 days a year," said Kenneth Haythe, Henredon store manager in Atlanta. "The Women's Resource Center does exceptional work in our community. We hope Henredon's donation of the beds will allow the shelter to immediately impact and help enhance the lives of the abused individuals that receive them." Based in Decatur, Ga., the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence has been supporting survivors of abuse for more than 20 years. Its first confidential "safehouse" opened in 1987. The organization now has the capacity to house up to 32 women and children before they can transition into a safe and productive living situation. Among its noteworthy programs, the shelter offers 24-hour peer-counseling support, safehouse screening, safety planning and referrals via its hotline. "Many of the women who come to our safehouse were faced with the choice between homelessness and violence," said Jean Douglas, executive director of the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. "The safehouse provides a third alternative, and connects women with the resources and support necessary for them to build a stable and violence-free life for themselves and their children. Henredon's generous gifts will help us continue our work. We greatly appreciate companies who choose to stand against violence in the home, and want to extend our gratitude to Henredon for its contribution to our cause." For more information about Henredon Furniture, visit www.henredon.com, and for more information about the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence, please visit www.wrcdv.org or call 404-370-7670.