In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the professionals at Poole & Shaffery, LLP spent the Columbus Day holiday providing a facelift to one of the emergency shelters operated by the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley. On Monday, October 13, 2014, ten of the firm's attorneys and paralegals volunteered their time and talents to paint the interior of a local home that shelters women and children who have been displaced from their homes as a result of domestic violence.
Each year, the firm participates in an all-hands "in-service" day on Columbus Day (a state and federal court holiday), as a team-building effort. "Many of us are blessed to live and work in this community, so it was important for us to give back to a local organization committed to helping those in need," said firm partner, Brian Koegle. Koegle added, "Unfortunately, criminal acts of domestic violence have dominated the national media's attention in recent months, so we were pleased when the opportunity to help such a worthy cause became available." The corporate volunteer opportunity was coordinated through HandsOn Santa Clarita, which provides support and resources to build non-profit capacity and connect local non-profit organizations with volunteers, groups, and businesses to meet the needs of the community. For more information about HandsOn, including information regarding corporate volunteer opportunities, please visit www.handsonscv.org.
As a holistic domestic abuse agency, the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley provides a crisis hotline, a 30-day crisis shelter for victims and their children, outreach counseling programs, legal advocacy, children's programs, and volunteer training. The organization's primary goal is to offer shelter, intervention, and prevention to victims and their children. To learn more about the organization and its services, please visit http://dvc-scv.com.
Poole & Shaffery, LLP, is a full-service law firm committed to providing high quality representation to business and corporate clients. The firm has garnered a reputation throughout the Santa Clarita area for providing professional, effective legal representation in litigation, business counseling, transactional services, arbitration and mediation, and a range of other legal services. For more information about the firm, its professionals, and other community involvement, please visit www.pooleshaffery.com.