"I started volunteering at the Safelight (formerly Mainstay) shelter front desk in August, 2006, right after I retired from teaching. It was then located on Main Street where the downtown theater was. I chose to work there because I had known women who were abused and wanted to help however I could. Safelight has seen many changes since then, but it keeps getting better. Women can now get training in food service at the Dandelion, sewing on up-to-date machines at the shelter, and classes at BRCC. Their young children are in the shelter daycare while they are working or at school. Both the women and children get counseling as needed."
Barbara Ranges, Front Desk Volunteer