Providence House Welcomes Emmy Award Winning Writer, Host, and Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons to the 33rd Annual Spring Luncheon for Every Child
Posted April 01, 2014 in Press Releases
Luncheon Kicks Off National Child Abuse Prevention Month
What: Child abuse and neglect affects everyone in our community. Children that experience abuse and neglect have higher drop-out rates, a tendency towards violence, and are at high risk for depression and mental illness. For every child lost to the system, to the streets, and to prisons, we turn back the clock on building safe and strong communities. Each spring, Providence House, an organization dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect, invites the community to hear about its progress in protecting children, empowering families, and building a safer community.
The Providence House 33rd Annual Spring Luncheon will feature special guest Greg Fitzsimmons, an Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. His memoir Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons tells his honest and entertaining story of growing up in a dysfunctional, Irish-American home and the challenges he has overcome.
The Luncheon is an opportunity to share Greg’s and other’s inspiring stories, celebrate recent successes, and honor the selfless volunteers, community members, and corporate partners that make the work of Providence House possible.
When: Friday, April 4th
Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch & program at Noon
Where: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square
Media passes available. Please call Emily Perry at 216.651.5982 x 226
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About Providence House:
Providence House – Ohio’s first Crisis Nursery - has cared for over 6,500 families and children in crisis, living for days, weeks, or years without the support they need to help get them back on their feet. To provide the support so desperately needed by these children and their caregivers, Providence House has built a holistic, integrated program focused on both child abuse prevention and family preservation. Their unique Crisis Nursery Program is a comprehensive, crisis nursery service based on 32 years of experience, the latest child welfare research, and proven evidence-based programs and practices that can help prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce system involvement and foster care placements, and strengthen fragile families. Visit provhouse.org for more information.
Providence House Partners in Prevention
Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc.
Community West Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Forest City Enterprises
The Albert M. Higley Company