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Jewish War Vets Post 619 to meet Oct. 18

October 13th, 2022 SanTan Sun News
Jewish War Vets Post 619 to meet Oct. 18
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By SanTan Sun New Staff

A member of U.S. VETS will be the special guest at the Oct. 18 meeting of Jewish War Veterans Post 619 in Sun Lakes, now gathering in the Sun Lakes Cottonwood Country Club Phoenix Room at 25630 Brentwood Drive.

Jennifer Gewarges will discuss a new housing project called Ashley Place that is opening Nov. 1.

Each of the project’s two houses provides a safe and sober environment for five women with children. The women receive treatment for sexual trauma, substance misuse, work re-entry counseling, and assistance in receiving disability payments. 

Ashley Place will support the female veterans working towards employment and permanent housing and is made possible by the Milanovich Trust in collaboration with the Habitat for Humanity.

To support this new venture, those attending JWV’s meeting are encouraged to bring hygiene products for the Ashley House women.

Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, razors, shaving lotion, comb, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, pads, deodorant, facial cleanser and lotions, hair ties are needed.

Gowarges earned her master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University.  Before joining U.S. VETS, she worked at Southwest Key Programs, a nonprofit dedicated to reunifying and sheltering immigrant children and families escaping dangerous conditions in their countries of origin. 

As a victims advocate for the Phoenix Fire Department, Jennifer assisted victims of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, and child abuse in reaching safety.

A social with free lox and bagels, coffee and doughnuts starts at 9:30 a.m. Ovt. 18 , followed by the speaker at 10  a.m.  The public is invited. There is no charge. 

To partake in the food, people must RSVP by 5 p.m. Oct. 16 to joytoyspartonos@aol.com.

JWV Post 619, which meets the third Sunday of every month from September to June, boasts members who represent a wide range of religious affiliations and participates in philanthropic activities to help veterans of all faiths.