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Deano Center Holds Grand Opening

Among those on hand for the ribbon cutting were family members of the late Thelma Deano, Gail Gowland, Executive Director, Parish President Guy McInnis, Representative Ray Garofalo, Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann, Assessor Jaylyn Turner, Councilmember Wanda Alcon, and Meraux Foundation Members Floyd Gue, and Bill and Chris Haines.

Photo Courtesy of S.B.P.G. 

Contributed by St. Bernard Parish Government

The DEANO CENTER held its Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting on Friday, Oct. 22.

Among those on hand for the ribbon cutting were family members of the late Thelma Deano, Gail Gowland, Executive Director, Parish President Guy McInnis, Representative Ray Garofalo, Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann, Assessor Jaylyn Turner, Councilmember Wanda Alcon, and Meraux Foundation Members Floyd Gue, and Bill and Chris Haines.

The DEANO CENTER is owned by Family Violence Program of St. Bernard and is located at: DEANO CENTER, 9069 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043.

The Center is a multi-use facility of Family Violence Program of St. Bernard.

The facility will offer Charitable Gaming (Bingo) and rental for small events (showers, business meetings, trainings, etc.) For availability, call 50-459-2657 or 504-231-1247.

The funding raised from the DEANO CENTER will be used to fulfill the mission for the Family Violence Program of St. Bernard.

The mission of the Family Violence Program of St. Bernard is to empower all survivors of domestic violence — through strong programs that promote quality assurance and continuous growth — to live independent lives free from power and control by other individuals.

One in four women report they have been physically abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives. Every 12 seconds a woman is battered in the U.S. by an intimate partner. In 2019, Louisiana ranked second in the nation for the rate of women murdered by men.

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