Ernie’s golf tourney proceeds donated to Noah Project
The 3rd Annual Ernie’s Invitational Golf Scramble was held on June 26 in Breckenridge with proceeds from the tournament supporting Kid Connect and Noah Project.
The annual event is held in honor of Ernie Calsoncin, longtime owner of Ernie’s Spanish Kitchen in Breckenridge and recent retiree.
On July 27, Crystal Calsoncin-Staggs presented a check for $1,000 to Dan Cox, Development Director of Noah Project, on behalf of the Calsoncin family to the Abilene-based non-profit organization that is a center of care for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Noah Project serves 10 counties in the Big Country area including Callahan, Eastland, Taylor, Haskell, Knox, Jones, Shackleford, Stonewall, Throckmorton, and Stephens counties.
The organization operates a shelter for women, children, men, and unaccompanied youth who are in danger or are displaced due to family violence.
In addition, Noah Project provides their clients legal assistance with protective orders and other legal needs from their attorney on staff, family counseling from their licensed therapist, help in working with law enforcement and state entities, and counsel from an assigned advocate to help during the crisis period.
In 2015, Noah Project served a record 1,000 unduplicated individuals impacted by family violence, provided 18,335 services, and answered 2,832 calls on their 24 hour crisis hotline.
Noah Project also conducts age-appropriate violence prevention classes for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Last school year over 30,000 students in their ten county area participated in the sessions.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 4 men will be victims of domestic violence from an intimate family member in their lifetime.
More information about Noah Project can be seen at their website, www.noahproject.org. Noah Project’s 24 hour hotline number for victims of family violence or sexual assault is (800) 444-3551.