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Tour of SWAN

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From Monday, September 20, 2021
To Friday, September 24, 2021
by bdust

Tour of SWAN

SWAN is a social service organization based out of Olney and is celebrating 40 years of service.  In recognition of this and in promoting awareness of all the services that SWAN now provides, Linda Warner, the Executive Director, is completing a bicycle tour to all the SWAN offices.

SWAN would like to thank all sponsors: Gold Level – Barlow Lock & Security, Carmi Police/White County Sheriff, Fehrenbacher, LLC, 1st National Bank in Olney, First Robinson Savings Bank, Miller’s Office Equipment, and Raymond James Financial – Tony Beal; Silver Sponsor – Edward Jones – Brian Mewes; Bronze Sponsor – Team Midland.

The Tour of SWAN will start in the SWAN Olney Office on September 20th and make stops in Carmi, Mt. Vernon, Salem, Vandalia, Effingham, and Flora before returning to Olney on Friday, September 24th.

In 1981, SWAN began as a shelter and service provider for victims of domestic violence.  Today that continues with many additional services.  SWAN has shelters for victims of domestic violence and victims of homelessness, transitional housing programs, parenting groups, an intervention program for men to understand violent behavior, legal advocacy in a 16-county region, Adult Protective Services in a 14-county region, a Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in a 9-county region, and Medicare Part D Assistance and Benefits Access in a 3-county region.

Sponsorships for the Tour of SWAN go to filling in the gaps for goods and services needed by the clients served by SWAN.  If you are interested in contributing to SWAN in any way – contact the SWAN Administrative Office at 618-879-2214.  Sponsorships are still available, and a 50/50 Raffle is underway with the winning ticket being drawn at 2 pm on September 27th.

SWAN – Shelter, Advocacy, Protection, Assistance.