As northeast Ohioans experience yet another winter-driving season, safety is of the utmost importance. Drivers, especially those with small children, take every precaution to avoid accidents. But one area agency recognizes that not all drivers have the knowledge or the means to fully protect children, and it is working hard to change that. Summit County Safe Kids Coalition, one of 280 Safe Kids programs nationally, works with local agencies to protect children from preventable, unintentional injuries.
Eva Moore grew up in a household she refers to as “dysfunctional,” where emotional and physical beatings were routine. Her sister coped with the pain by overeating and later became obese. Eva turned to drugs and alcohol instead, starting herself on a long downward spiral that continued well into adulthood.
But today, Eva is the founder of the Akron-based nonprofit Freedom House for Women and is using her experiences to help other women in the same situation.
“When owners drop off their dogs during the day or for overnight boarding, they leave knowing their pets are in good hands. At the same time, they are supporting the development of jobs for people with disabilities.”