[r31] Charity drive focuses on giving back

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

STATEHOUSE —  State Representative Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) was joined by fellow legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating gift cards, linens and other items to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) at the Statehouse.

“It is encouraging to see legislators and staff, from both sides of the aisle, come together to support the ICADV,” said Rep. Mahan. “However, to know that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, means that we have more work to do.”

The ICADV, founded in 1980, is a statewide coalition of domestic violence programs, support agencies and concerned individuals. They provide technical assistance, resources, information and training to those who serve victims of domestic violence. Their goal is to eliminate domestic violence through the implementation of prevention programs and public awareness.

“In the span of one year, over 1,700 victims of domestic violence were denied shelter because the program was over capacity,” said Rep. Mahan. “One of our top priorities during the upcoming legislative session will be focusing additional resources on victims of domestic violence.”

Legislators and staff brought in gift cards, bedding, towels, kid’s art supplies, cleaning supplies and other items for the ICADV. Representatives from the organization were present to accept the donations for shelters throughout Indiana at the Statehouse.

For more information on the ICADV, visit www.icadvinc.org.

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Rep. Mahan represents portions of Blackford, Delaware, Grant and Wells counties. He serves as Chairman of the Government and Regulatory Reform Committee. He also serves on the Courts and Criminal Code; Family, Children and Human Affairs; and Insurance Committees.