This weekend will mark the end of an era, for Yorkton’s shelter for abused women and children.
After 33 years with Shelwin House, including the past 25 years as director, Laverne Dumka is retiring, and she admits it will be bittersweet, as she is succeeded in the role, by the organization’s longtime bookkeeper, Susan Furber.
“Its going to be a little different walking out the door but like I say my heart goes out to all the women and the wonderful board of directors that have guided me throughout the years as employed as the director. They are wonderful and that’s all volunteer work. They have been a great asset to Shelwin House.” said Dumka.
Dumka is proud of what Shelwin House has accomplished in assisting women and children in escaping the cycle of violence, and helping the public gain a better grasp on the various forms abuse can take.