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Butler DAR members volunteer at female veterans home

October 12, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

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Mary Chitwood, founder and executive director of Robin's Home, reads over instructions Saturday at the home for women veterans.

Nicole Steffy moved to Butler from Philadelphia on a Greyhound bus in August with only one bag.

After she served in the military from '07 to '09, Steffy struggles with post traumatic stress disorder and military sexual trauma.

Her goal is to have her two children, who are 2 and 3, move in Robin's Home, a supportive housing program, with her.

“Safe haven. Help. Services. Resources,” is what the organization means to Steffy, she said. “The support they give me is amazing here. I came out here with one bag, now look what I have — a house.”

Eight General Richard Butler Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution members volunteered Saturday to organize donations at Robin's Home, a supportive housing program located at 401 E. Pearl St. that is specifically for female veterans and their children, as part of the group's service project.

“We really needed the help, it was a mess,” Steffy said.

This is an excerpt of a story that appears in Monday's Butler Eagle.

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