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'Home' fundraiser approaches

April 18, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - Family Connections' preparations are underway for the sixth annual fundraising event, "There's No Place Like Home," at 6 p.m. April 27 at the Serbian American Cultural Center.

The event will include appetizers and a meal, drawings and auctions and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit Brooke Place, Family Connections' group home for adolescent girls.

Nino Karas of the Serbian American Cultural Center has been working with the organization's fund development auxiliary members on the event.

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‘NO PLACE LIKE HOME’ — Planning the upcoming “There’s No Place Like Home” Family Connections fundraiser event, which will be held April 27 at the Serbian American Cultural Center, are, from left, Joyce Young, Family Connections auxiliary member; Cathy Sobel, auxiliary chair and board member; and Nino Karas of the cultural center. -- Contributed

Family Connections operates as a licensed nonprofit child care agency and behavioral health center.

The agency provides residential treatment services for teenage girls at its Brooke Place facility in Colliers, and provides outpatient counseling services at its Weirton Medical Center location. It receives funding from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services, Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, self-pay and contributions.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling Family Connections at (304) 723-3423.

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