December 12, 2019 Women Excelling Monthly Meeting

Women Excelling is proud to present Beth Garrigan, Chief Operating Officer, and Macy Lengle, Medical Advocate, from Safe Berks.

Beth Garrigan is the Chief Operating Officer for Safe Berks (formerly Berks Women in Crisis) which provides safe haven and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their advocacy and education programs increase awareness of oppression and promote the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Beth has been with the agency since July 2018. She is a graduate of Millersville University. In her role at Safe Berks, she oversees the Counseling, Education & Outreach, Residential Services programs, Facilities Management and Medical Advocacy Partnership Program (MAPP). In addition, she initiates and maintains collaborative relationships with relevant organizations throughout the county to improve and expand the agency’s ability to provide client services, education, training and prevention, increase professional and community awareness, and skills in dealing with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Macy Lengle is one of three Medical Advocates at Safe Berks. She is located full time within Tower Health Reading Hospital. She with has been with the agency since November 2018. She is a graduate of Marywood University, where she received her Master of Social Work, and completed her Bachelor of Social Work at East Stroudsburg University.

In her role at Safe Berks, Macy provides comprehensive education to healthcare professionals regarding domestic violence and sexual assault. This includes how to identify patients, as well the screening and referral process. Additionally, she provides immediate response to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in various healthcare settings. Macy meets with patients and provides advocacy, options, and support.

We will be collecting items for the Safe Berks at this December meeting.

December 12, 2019 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Berkshire Country Club

1637 Bernville Road

Reading, PA 19601

The cost is $20 for ABWA members and $30 for guests.

You may register in advance via PayPal or by credit card by clicking on the appropriate link below or payment will be accepted at the door, cash or checks only made payable to Women Excelling. RSVP to jwfrantz@wradvisors.com no later than December 10th.

ABWA Member Registration

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