Nursing Students Plan To Support HOPE

DANVILLE , IL (03/06/2013)(readMedia)-- "One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, so it is important as a nurse to know the resources available in the community and support victims of abuse," according to Kate Mansfield of Greenfield, IL, who is a student at Lakeview College of Nursing.

Mansfield and a few of her classmates are currently collecting necessity items for HOPE of East Central Illinois and encouraging others to get involved. She said that she and the others: Allison English of Marshall, IL; Stacey Johansen of Decatur, IL; and Emily Karraker of Shelbyville, IL, decided to pursue this effort with HOPE because of the high prevalence of abuse in today's society.

Those who wish to help should drop off usable items to the College, located at 580 W. Lincoln Ave. in Charleston. Specifically, the group is hoping to collect gift cards, birthday gifts for kids of all ages, towels, bedding, kitchen utensils, and pots and pans through March 25.

HOPE is a non-profit organization that provides free, confidential services for those in need due to domestic violence. The mission of HOPE is to empower people to live independent, non-violent lives through the provisions of housing, outreach, prevention, and education. Their services include legal advocacy, individual counseling, children's programs, emergency shelter, transitional housing, emergency transportation, and prevention education in the community.

Lakeview College of Nursing has provided excellence in nursing education since 1894. Lakeview currently offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree program in Charleston as well as Danville, Illinois.

For more information about this effort please contact Lakeview College of Nursing at 217-345-1575 in Charleston.