Selected books contain themes related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking as a basis for discussions about healthy and unhealthy relationships. The meeting is an informal gathering with light refreshments and engaging conversations. If you are interested in joining this group or for more information, please contact Jennifer Frazee at 508-228-0561 or email Jennifer@asafeplacenantucket.org.
A Safe Place’s book selection for January is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Book club will meet on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 5:30-6:30pm at the A Safe Place office, 5B Windy Way.
Description from Amazon.com:
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
All of us at A Safe Place wish you and your family a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. Thank you for the many ways you support our mission throughout the year, it means so much to so many.
With winter approaching, it can be an especially challenging time for our clients and resources on the island are scarce. We hope that as you enjoy the holiday season you will consider giving to support the lifesaving services at A Safe Place in honor of your friends and family.
When you give $25 or more you can designate the gift in honor of a friend or family member who will receive a personalized card letting them know that you made a gift to A Safe Place in their honor.
Thank you for helping make Nantucket safe for everyone.
The staff of A Safe Place, Inc.
Saturday, December 7th we will be at the Christmas Marketplace in the Stop & Shop parking lot raffling off this amazing basket overflowing with Nantucket Favorites. Items have been donated by many generous local businesses and all proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will benefit A Safe Place!
The basket is worth well over $200 and contains plenty of items to keep for yourself or give as gifts to off-island friends. Raffle tickets will be sold from 10am – 2:40pm for $10 each and we will draw a winner at 2:45pm. You do not have to present to win!
Stop by our table to enter, and since it’s going to be a chilly day we’re also selling hand warmers that will make the rest of your stroll in the cold much more pleasant. Make sure to come early, there’s a limited supply!