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SSFS rebrands to Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse

South Suburban Family Shelter, a helping organization founded 40 years ago to work with women and families impacted by domestic violence, is rebranding itself with a new name – Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse.

In announcing the change, Jeffrey Smith, president of the board, said the change better reflects the organization’s efforts to “promote people and communities beginning anew, with a deeper perspective of domestic violence and a rejuvenated focus on teaching peace and compassion.”

When the organization was founded, the hope was to create a permanent on-site shelter for those experiencing domestic violence, but several factors prevented . . .

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