For over forty years, WomenShelter has provided services to abused women, men, and children by offering protection, support, and victim advocacy. We are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to celebrate the opening of our new emergency shelter, Cherese’s Safe Home, and honor our very special friends with over 300 attendees at our 2018 Gala Celebration: It’s a New Day… It’s a Fresh Start… It’s a Safe Home! This new shelter, located in the city of Long Beach, is a pillar of hope for this community offering those escaping abuse with a chance to begin again and live a life without fear or hurt. It is with the support of our community and special friends like Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Cherese Mari Laulhere in memoriam, and Wendi McLendon-Covey and Greg Covey that WomenShelter is able to provide free, inclusive life-saving services to every victim and survivor of domestic violence. Many thanks to all of the attendees, sponsors, and donors for their support!