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Miracle on Anaheim Street – An Improv Comedy variety Show benefiting WomenShelter of Long Beach
Join WSLB for a night of music, laughs, and holiday cheer!
Long Beach Playhouse and Held2gether, Improv for Life are teaming up for the 3rd Annual “Miracle on Anaheim Street”, a holiday variety to show to benefit WomenShelter of Long Beach. Long Beach’s premiere comedy troupe, Held2gether will perform a dozen holiday themed comedic improv scenes, sketches and musical numbers to ring in the holiday sprit and celebrate WSLB’s great mission.
We hope to see you all there!
About two weeks ago, the gated community of Island Village– on the border of Seal Beach in southeast Long Beach– was rocked with the sound of gunfire when a husband fatally shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide.
Wayne Havron, a 53-year-old off-duty Los Angeles Fire Department captain, was the suspect in the killing of Sidette Havron, his 45-year old wife who later succumbed to her injuries in the hospital.
It was another example of a perilous circumstance turned fatal– and many recognized the act as another case of domestic violence. Havron and victims of abusive relationships were honored in an event last Friday.
The WomenShelter of Long Beach hosted its 11th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event on Oct. 6 at the Teachers Association of Long Beach headquarters in an event that recognized the lives of those impacted by domestic violence and raised awareness about the issue to help prevent potential abuse…
Thank you to Denny Cristales and the Signal Tribune for this informative article covering our LOVE IS… event.
Read more at the Signal Tribune.
Earlier this year, WomenShelter of Long Beach and the spcaLA teamed up to launch a pilot program that paired shelter dogs with people dealing with abuse trauma. The program officially launched in early September.
Called Compassionate Intervention, the program paired dogs from the spcaLA shelter in Long Beach with teens involved in the sessions. With the help of trained spcaLA staff, clients learned how to better their own communication skills while learning to interact with the dogs….
Thank you to Stephanie Stutzman and Gazette Newspapers for this wonderful article!
Read more at Gazettes.com