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Program for domestic violence victims kicks off Saturday

Published 10:12am Tuesday, May 15, 2012

By CHRISTINE BOATRWIGHT / Staff Writer

CALERA – Calera resident Angela Nathan is a survivor of domestic violence, and now she’s working to make sure others have a way out.

Nathan plans to kick off Chosen Jewels on Assignment, a program designed to become a transitional house for victims of domestic abuse.

Nathan, a victim of domestic violence, said she has been working “behind the scenes” with abused women, but wants to help in a more public fashion.

“God spared my life to help reach back and save the lives of those still dealing with it,” she said.

The organization will be introduced to the community on Saturday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at the Calera Community Center, which is located on U.S. 31 south of downtown Calera. Nathan said the event will include a dinner and speakers on the subject of domestic violence.

“I don’t like to call them ex-victims, I call them jewels because they’re so precious,” Nathan said. “They’re going to give their testimony on how they survived domestic violence.”

For more information about Chosen Jewels on Assignment, contact Angela Nathan at 356-3353.

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