Women Who Care meeting set for March 1.

February 18, 2016
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MEARS — The next meeting ​of the Women Who Care of Oceana County (WWC) is Tuesday, March 1, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Open Hearth Grille.  

At the group’s last meeting Dec. 1, ​Choices West Counseling Services, Inc, a substance abuse treatment center in Hart, was chosen to receive personal checks from each ​WWC member totaling $14,000.

The center provides outpatient treatment, prevention and educational services for adolescents, persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, pregnant and postpartum women, DUI and DWI offenders, and criminal justice groups.  

​The most recent contribution brought the total donations by Oceana’s WWC members to some $144,000 since the group’s first meeting in June of 2012.

On the first Tuesday of March, June, September and December, the women meet for an hour; learn about three worthy causes serving county residents; and choose one that everyone agrees to support with $100 personal checks.  

Membership, currently at 140, is open to any woman who wants to be involved in this unique, joint effort to support Oceana causes. Students are welcome to join if they pledge to contribute $50 to the chosen cause at each quarterly meeting.  

For more information, contact  Amy LaBarge at 313.268.2086, or visit  facebook.com/womenwhocareofoceanacounty.

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