Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence Community Luncheon
The Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence held a luncheon to honor outstanding community volunteers, leaders, donors, and supporters for their service to victims of interpersonal violence.
Each year, 15 awards are passed out in different categories to individuals or groups on the Coast who have displayed exceptional service through volunteerism, advocacy, fundraising, or community leadership to reduce violence and support victims.
Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence opened as a safe house in 1977, providing help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Since, the center has grown to be the largest most comprehensive program in the state of Mississippi. Award Recipient Carlet Jones said, “The volunteering I do is I provide meals and items for the residents and anything they need to do. I enjoy working with the people. I am honored they have given me another award. I do it because I like to do it. It brings me joy. I am appreciative. They are a good group of people. They do a wonderful job and I support them anyway I can.”
To continue their efforts, Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence will host a Walk a Mile in Her shoes event on Friday, April 28th. Check in is at 8 a.m. at the Biloxi Lighthouse Pier.