MILWAUKEE - This Friday at 1 p.m., Brewers starter Kyle Lohse will visit the construction site of the new Sojourner Family Peace Center. At the event, which is open to the media, Lohse will tour the site and meet with members of the staff.
Sojourner Family Peace Center, located in Milwaukee, transforms lives impacted by domestic violence. .
In October 2014, Sojourner celebrated the start of construction for a new Family Peace Center. Based on the nationally known and proven Family Justice Center model, the new Center will transform our community's response to family violence and ultimately make Milwaukee and its surrounding communities a healthier, safer and more peaceful place to live. This model is a best practice for delivering care to families impacted by domestic violence.
The new building is located at 619 West Walnut Street in Milwaukee and is scheduled to open in late 2015. This co-located center will offer coordinated services for those impacted by domestic violence. In addition to moving and expanding our current shelter, Sojourner Truth House, and the 24-hour hotline, Sojourner is joined with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Police Department, and the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, among others at the site.
This year, WaterStone Bank and Brewers Community Foundation are partnering to benefit Sojourner through the "K's For A Cause" program. WaterStone Bank and BCF will each make a donation to the Sojourner Family Peace Center for every strikeout recorded by a Brewers pitcher at Miller Park during the 2015 season. The strikeout total for each game and the season is displayed on the "strikeout meter" sign at Miller Park, which is located on the right field fascia.
For more information on Sojourner Family Peace Center, please visit familypeacecenter.org. For information about Brewers Community Foundation, please visit Brewers.com/BCF.
WHAT - Kyle Lohse to visit with staff and tour the new Sojourner Family Peace Center construction site. Lohse, who supports the Center as part of his commitment to BCF, will be available to media for one-on-one interviews.
WHERE - Sojourner Family Peace Center (new facility), 619 West Walnut Street.
WHEN - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1 p.m.
NOTE: Those attending the tour of the new facility will need to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes as it is an active construction site. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided.