Southside Center
for Violence Prevention

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Honoring the volunteer efforts of Sue Pasko at Southside Center for Violence Prevention

Southside Center for Violence Prevention

Volunteer Service Grant Amount Awarded: $12.000


Since 1999, Southside Center for Violence Prevention in Blackstone, VA has provided immediate help and safe haven to victims of domestic and sexual violence. They have empowered these individuals to become survivors and have assisted them in regaining control of their lives.

In 2013, after learning of this organization, Sue Pasko decided to help by providing Spas to the residents. To gain permission, she approached the administration and offered to treat the staff to a Spa first. They were so impressed with Sue’s ability to relate to people that they granted her access to the residents and has since been providing monthly Spas and Makeover Sessions.

The residents are not used to having anyone pamper them, so when Sue personally engages them in a session, they are demonstrably grateful for the experience. However, Sue believes she is the greatest beneficiary – just by seeing how their faces light up!


There are no words to fully express my gratitude to the W.H.O. Foundation. This award will help the Center to continue to support the needs of these unfortunate people and help them get back on their feet.

Sue Pasko
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