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New Butler-based support group valuable for area women

Robin’s Home will host a support group for woman beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26.

The group is for any and all women, of all ages and backgrounds, Robin’s Home founder and director Mary Chitwood told the Eagle late last week.

For the nonprofit organization, which focuses on providing care for homeless, unstably housed and low-income female veterans and their children, this outreach is an expansion of its services.

For the Butler community, it’s an opportunity.

Chitwood has seen firsthand the power of bringing women together.

“We see the value in our housing program, how (the women) build a support with each other,” she said.

Now, through the support group, she envisions other women, too, coming together in support of one another, making good things happen in each other’s lives and in the community.

It’s noteworthy that the group will be led by two certified peer specialists from Robin’s Home, Karen Triscas and Jill Dettro, who, according to Chitwood, have “lived experiences.”

“They can relate to struggles other people are facing. The reality is that a lot of times women feel like they don’t want to go through something alone,” Chitwood said.

The first meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Butler SUCCEED, 150 N. Main St., Butler. Light refreshments will be served.

Moving forward, meetings are planned to run for one hour every Tuesday.

Happening right in the heart of downtown Butler, this support group has the potential to reach many.

Questions about the support group can be emailed to or

— TL

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