Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Back in 1976, a group of women came up with an idea for a Women's Community Center. However, before they had opened their doors, the local police department contacted them and asked if they would provide shelter to a woman and her children who were fleeing a DV situation. As a result of that call, the Center was officially opened as "Refuge House". After moving to several different locations, they moved in 1987 to a more spacious location. On October 6, 1992, Robert Bolton, an Eau Claire police officer, was responding to a domestic abuse call at the shelter. Officer Bolton attempted to stop the suspect, who was getting into his car. However, the man was able to retrieve a firearm from his car and fatally shot Officer Bolton. Later that year, the shelter was renamed " Bolton Refuge House, Inc." in his honor.
FOR THIS SHELTER, WE ARE REQUESTING THE FOLLOWING:
60 Women's - DONE
10 Men's/Teen Boys - DONE
10 Preteen Girls - DONE
10 Preteen Boys - DONE
10 Youth Girls - DONE
10 Youth Boys - DONE
10 Toddler Girls - DONE
10 Toddler Boys - DONE
10 Booties - Girls - DONE
10 Booties - Boys - DONE
150 Washcloths - DONE
MAILING DEADLINE: August 12, 2016
BOLTON REFUGE HOUSE, INC
Attn: Pat Stein, Exec. Director
P. O. Box 482
Eau Claire, WI 54702
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