Homeless Stand Down

Community Service Project 2023:

Join Shadybrook In support of the Homeless Stand Down!

On April 22, an estimated 1,000 homeless individuals will receive access to social service providers, haircuts, medical screenings, professional portraits, hot food, bagged meals, personal hygiene kits, bus passes, and more.

We are requesting financial donations from our Shadybrook community for this worthy cause.

Our team of Reiki practitioners will again volunteer their services to bring healing energy to those in need.  See pictures from last year's event below.

Please donate online by credit card or by check by April 20.

Your support will help those in need in our Northeast Ohio community!

Homeless Stand Down Community Service Project 2022

Shadybrook Is In the News!  Click To read about our work with the Homeless Stand Down

Thank you to our caring and generous Shadybrook community!  On April 23, a team of our Reiki practitioners volunteered their services for the Homeless Stand Down at First Energy Stadium.  Over 1,500 guests were able to receive clothing, hot lunches, medical care, haircuts, and other vital resources.

Our Reiki practitioners made a tremendous impact for so many, providing much needed care, compassion, and healing.   Our generous Shadybrook community helped to raise $522 for this highly impactful event.

Thank you to our team of Reiki practitioners and donors:

Jill Juris Aquila
Ramona Charles
Lynne Hansen
Nancy Herrick
Ann Hyland
Don & Mary Iannone
Steve & Laura Imbornoni
Christa Luck
Shirley McFarland
John McFarland
Vivian Root
Christine Smith
Veronica Thomas
Chris Vild
Sharon Vrettas

Hitchcock Center Community Service Project 2021:

Our generous community has raised $480 for this life-changing organization!

Dear Shadybrook Members and Friends,

Shadybrook has a rich history of being a center for Personal Growth, Inner Peace, and Community Connections. In this approaching Age of Aquarius, the re-emergence of the Divine Feminine, Shadybrook has selected  the women at Hitchcock Center to support as its 2021 Community Connection.

The Winter Solstice arrives on December 21 bringing with it the longest night and shortest day of the year. The natural world rests in this time of darkness emptying to make space, death preparing for rebirth, awaiting the return of the light of the sun. The Winter Solstice is a time for personal reflection moving us out of the dark into the light illuminating the many gifts that surround us . . . our incredibly beautiful planet, nature in all its magnificence, and the wonderful gift of life itself.

In celebration of the Winter Solstice, we invite our members and friends of Shadybrook to bring light back into the lives of the women at Hitchcock Center by making a monetary contribution to the Hitchcock Center For Women, Inc. 

Donations accepted by credit card or check

Any amount is very much appreciated.  Please click the donate button below to donate by credit card.   

Shadybrook welcomes all members and friends to support our community service project and celebrate together at our Winter Solstice Celebration on December 19.  We look forward seeing you!

With Love and Gratitude,

Shadybrook Board of Trustees      

About Hitchcock Center For Women, Inc. 

The place where healing begins.”

Hitchcock Center for Women is an addiction treatment center specifically designed for women.  It’s located in the former St. Mary’s Seminary on Ansel Road in the Hough community.  For nearly 40 years the center has housed both women and their children providing a holistic approach to healing. 

Hitchcock’s primary mission is to support women and families with substance use issues, providing a stable and supportive environment for mothers and their children up to the age of 12.  Living on a historic campus mothers receive treatment from a multidisciplinary team comprised of licensed substance use clinicians, social workers, counselors, nurses, chemical dependency counselor assistants and residential staff.  Besides a variety of therapies and clinical activities, the center offers occupational and recreational therapies such as art, music and movement.  The residential program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

WomenSafe Community Service Project 2020:

Thank You For Making It a Success!

Dear Friends of Shadybrook,

Thank you all for the support we have received for our community service project to benefit WomenSafe.  Your generosity and kindness have made a tremendous difference in the lives of many families this holiday season. 

We are so pleased to report the outpouring of donations for WomenSafe’s most needed items: hoodies, pajamas, winter coats, and household items.  Many families will be kept warm and comfortable this winter with your thoughtful gifts.  Additionally, our community has raised $520 to support WomenSafe’s shelter and support programs!

Thank you to Martha Whitbeck for volunteering her time to collect all the donations on a chilly Saturday!  Thank you to all our generous donors*:

Claudia Anders

Nancy Herrick

Susan Hiscott

Ann Hyland

Steve & Laura Imbornoni

Jill Jirus Aquila

Kathy O'Neal

Noreen Paradise

Sharon Vrettas

Martha Whitbeck

Sarah Widener

*Shadybrook wishes to acknowledge those generous donors who wished to remain anonymous.

Thank you all for the support we have received from you during this unprecedented time. We remain fortified by your messages of gratitude, acts of generosity, and words of encouragement to continue the mission of Shadybrook.

Many Blessings,

Shadybrook Board of Trustees and Staff

How You Can Help

We are collecting items that WomenSafe has identified as their most needed items to support its shelter and the women and children they are currently serving. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.

Please scroll below to learn about how you can participate in this project.

Current needs:

Paper towels

Tall kitchen trash bags

*Women's sweat pants and hoodies (Large/extra-large)

*new items only, please

You may help in one (or all) of these ways:

1) Purchase any of the above items and drop off at the following locations:

Thursday, November 19, 4 - 6 pm

Lake County (location TBD- contact us for more information)

You may drop off your items at the front porch of the location.

Saturday, November 21, 1 - 3 pm

Shadybrook, 6563 Wilson Mills Rd., Mayfield Village OH

You may remain in your car, and volunteers will pickup items from your trunk.  Masks are required for volunteers and donors.

We ask that you email us so we know to expect you.  Thank you!

2) Purchase Online on Amazon.com

No need to travel to stores! You may purchase needed items on Amazon and it will ship directly to WomenSafe.  Click to see WomenSafe’s needed items on Amazon.  Amazon gift cards are also greatly appreciated.

We request that you email us to let us know what you donated  so that WomenSafe knows it is from Shadybrook.

Keep checking our website with updates on everything you donated to make this project a success!

Deadline:  We request all items to be purchased by November 21.  Please remember to email us what you donated.

3) Monetary Donations

Monetary donations to benefit WomenSafe are greatly appreciated.  Please mail a check payable to Shadybrook, or a make online donation.  All donations will be collected and distributed to WomenSafe.

Donations may be dropped off at the above collection sites or mailed to:

Shadybrook, Inc.

6563 Wilson Mills Rd.

Mayfield Village, OH 44143

Deadline:  All items are requested to be mailed by November 25

Thank you for your support of WomenSafe, a life-changing organization!

Shadybrook has a rich history of being a center for Personal Growth, Inner Peace, and Community Connections. Our members and supporters have been the backbone of this organization for over 65 years!

Thank you all for the support we have received from you during this unprecedented time. We remain fortified by your messages of gratitude, acts of generosity, and words of encouragement to continue the mission of Shadybrook. 

Now we would like to invite you to help Shadybrook strengthen our Community Connections as you will discover as you read on.

Thank you to our members encouraging Shadybrook to organize a community service project.  We have heard from members of Shadybrook wanting to support the community in a meaningful way, and we listened! YOU have inspired us to find a Community Connection in which our members can do just that.

As a result of your compassionate urgings, we are pleased to announce Shadybrook has selected WomenSafe to support as a community connection. Here is the Women Safe Mission Statement:

WomenSafe’s mission is to provide emergency shelter and support services for survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeastern Ohio. WomenSafe responds to the needs of victims experiencing domestic violence and provides education in the community aimed at reducing the incidence of domestic violence and making the community aware of what help is available.

Click here to learn more about WomenSafe

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