Staff of Summit County Clerk of Courts, Sandra Kurt, are encouraged each Friday to make a donation to a local charity in order to wear jeans to the office. On March 1, the recipient of this “Jeans Day Program” was Summit Liberty House, Summit County’s first housing facility for homeless female veterans and their children. Summit County Clerk of Courts staff was able to contribute $900.00 to the charity.
Summit Liberty House, a program of Family & Community Services, began in September of 2018 thanks to generous support from the City of Akron, Summit County Land Bank, and Summit County Executive, Ilene Shapiro. The donated building is now being renovated into four two-bedroom apartments for women veterans. The money donated from Summit County Clerk of Courts staff will help Summit Liberty House to provide supportive services and art therapy to female veterans and their children when it opens in May.
Sandra Kurt is also active as an advisory council member of Valor Home, another veteran program of Family & Community Services. The Harry Donovan Jr. Valor Home of Summit County has provided shelter, supportive services and art therapy since 2013.
For more information on how to get involved with veteran programs of Family & Community Services, please contact Amina Hall at [email protected].