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Dorothy Engelman

Welcome Our New Executive Director!

The Erin Kimball Foundation is thrilled to announce Dorothy Engelman has accepted the position of Executive Director.

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Dorothy Engelman has been involved in various community organizations and causes since arriving in St. George in 2009.  She is a member of the Three Corners Women’s Giving Circle, American Association of University Women and serves on the boards of the Downtown Farmers Market and Red Rock Center for Independence.  She served as Chair of the Washington County Democratic Party and ran for Utah House of Representatives in 2014. Dorothy and her husband, Gary, spent seven years living aboard a motorsailer on the Pacific coast before locating in St. George.

She enjoyed teaching high school for 22 years and spent most of that time teaching science in alternative public schools.  Her involvement in life-long learning fuels the enthusiasm she has for this new position as does her passion to assist those in need in our community.

Dorothy will continue to promote the mission of the Foundation to save lives and end the inter-generational cycle of domestic violence and abuse ,and work to expand the capacity of the organization. Although Erin Kimball provided 16,579 nights of supportive housing for 86 women and children in 2013, and support services only for another 38, the organization had to turn away 109 individuals fleeing violence. Mrs. Engelman brings her expertise and community involvement to the Foundation at a time when federal funding has been drastically cut and connecting community members to local families in need is critical for the health and vitality of this community.

St. George Marathon Slots Available

The Erin Kimball Foundation has several St. George Marathon slots available for purchase.   We are asking a $500 donation.  If you wish to purchase a slot, simply access our DONATE page, press the DONATE button and you will be linked to PayPal.  Once we receive the donation, we will e-mail you an acknowledgement along with a registration form to the St. George Marathon and further instructions for completing the registration.  If you have any questions, contact Janice at janice.erinkimball@gmail.com, or telephone 435-494-1356.  Our office is open Monday thru Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. MDT.

2nd Annual Resolution Open

Resolution Open – Miniature Golf Scramble

REGISTER your two person team now for the Resolution Open on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Laser mania Family Fun Center.  Come show off your short game and support a great cause at the same time!

Tournament Details:

  • All proceeds go to the Erin Kimball Foundation
  • Two man tournament with both scores totaled
  • $20 per player
  • Tee times – Between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • 30-40 minute play time
  • Putters and balls available (you may also bring your own!)
  • All players will be entered into a raffle for prizes including golf passes, putters, restaurant gift certificates, and more!
  • Laser Mania’s address: 67 E. St. George Blvd.
The Erin Kimball Foundation is a program that provides transitional housing and support services for homeless domestic violence survivors.

Registration Form

A Big Thank You

We are very fortunate and happy to have local businesses and associations help us in our mission to support families in need. Recently we’ve received several generous donations. Our sincere thanks to the groups that have helped us. Here are a few of the donations we’ve received recently.

Allstate Foundation gave us a grant for $20,000 on August 29, 2013

Utah Families awarded us $10,000 in August of 2013

We were also thrilled to be given $150,000 as a CDBG Grant from Washington City to help us complete the Erin Kimball Home.

If you or your organization would like to donate to the Erin Kimball Foundation please get in touch with us.

Founded in 2002 by Sue and Don Kimball, the Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation provides transitional housing for families fleeing from domestic violence and directs them towards ending the cycle. It’s program provides housing assistance, allowing a time frame to gain emotional and financial stability in a safe environment. It helps these families create a safety plan, provide life and job skills training and refers them to many great community organizations where they can gain additional assistance. It believes in personal advocacy and each family’s right to choose their own directions through self-empowerment.

Cook-out to benefit the Erin Kimball Foundation

The Spectrum is sponsoring a cook-out to benefit the Erin Kimball Foundation

Wedenesday, October 16, 2013 from 11:30 to 1:30 in their parking lot at 235 East St George Blvd.

 Hamburgers or hot dogs plus chips and a drink for a donation of $5 (or more).

Please join us for food, networking and building a healthier community.

Founded in 2002 by Sue and Don Kimball, the Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation provides transitional housing for families fleeing from domestic violence and directs them towards ending the cycle. It’s program provides housing assistance, allowing a time frame to gain emotional and financial stability in a safe environment. It helps these families create a safety plan, provide life and job skills training and refers them to many great community organizations where they can gain additional assistance. It believes in personal advocacy and each family’s right to choose their own directions through self-empowerment.

Financial Abuse

Financial Abuse: the Hidden Barrier for Victims of Domestic Violence

Bruises, broken bones and psychological scars are what most people think about when they hear of domestic violence. What many don’t know is that victims of domestic violence often suffer overwhelming financial losses caused by an intimate partner.

Forcing the victim to leave job after job, getting her fired, running up high family debt, and hiding or stealing joint assets raise barriers for a woman trying to break free. The result of financial abuse can be damaged work histories, ruined credit scores, homelessness, and sometimes, abject poverty. This makes it hard to leave an abusive relationship and for those who do manage to escape, the financial damage can last for years; long after the bruises have healed.

“It can be a devastating situation,” said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). “Some victims, whose credit and employment opportunities have been ruined by their abusers, are essentially forced to choose between food and shelter for themselves and their children and protecting their personal safety. It is a choice that no one should have to make.” …..

“The impact of domestic violence on a victim often goes far beyond the physical abuse,” said Vicky Dinges, vice president of corporate social responsibility at Allstate. “Time and again, we see victims who suffer not only physical trauma from their abuser but are often isolated economically as well. The financial issues that victims face feed the vicious cycle where victims feel unable to leave an abusive relationship or find themselves in very difficult life circumstances when they do. Our work to raise awareness of this critical issue before policymakers and other key stakeholders is part of our broad effort to increase support for those facing these terrible situations.”

 

Miniature Golf Scramble

We want to say thank you to all of our sponsors and everyone who participated in this event.  We received over $1980 in donations. The following are the sponsors of this event.

  • Laser Mania Family Fun Center – Event Host
  • Alliance Home Health & Hospice
  • Rainbow Sign & Banner
  • Zions Bank
  • Platinum Mortgage
  • Metcalf Mortuary
  • Steamroller Copies
  • Edwin Watts Golf
  • Southern Utah Title Company
  • Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge
  • Pizza/Pasta Factory
  • The Blake Frei Team @ / Realty Executives

We would like to say a special Thank you to Ryan Gubler at Platinum Mortgage for planning and organizing this event.