On June 20, SHALVA, a Chicago organization that “supports Jewish women experiencing and healing from domestic abuse, through counseling, supportive services, and community education,” hosted their annual luncheon at The Standard Club. The event raised more than $195,000 to support victims of domestic violence and featured speaker Cara Brookins, a survivor of domestic abuse.
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Anna Carlson writes the weekly 5 Things to Do column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of the University of Missouri, her work has been published in Chicago Parent, Inside Columbia Magazine and Central California Parent Magazine. She is a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.