Security Health Plan donates $1,000 to Marshfield’s Hannah Center
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Hannah Center of Marshfield will receive $1,000 from Security Health Plan’s Monthly Employee-Driven Corporate Giving campaign, funding dedicated to organizations that make a healthy difference in their communities.
Founded in 1993 as a home for pregnant women who could no longer stay in their homes, the Hannah Center now opens its doors to any women and their children who are in a time of crisis. The Hannah Center provides residents with a temporary home and the opportunity to learn the life skills needed to make a positive change.
“There are so many hurting people in our world right now, and the Hannah Center is a place that can help bring change and healing,” said Diana Ugoretz, senior Marshfield Clinic payroll assistant. “That healing comes through personal growth at a home dedicated to supporting women and their children during times of crisis.”
“During my four years of involvement in the Hannah Center, I have seen young mothers barely out of high school make the leap into the maturity of caring for a child, a woman who had never been told she was good gain confidence in herself and begin to trust other people, and other women who learned the simple life skills we take for granted,” Ugoretz said.
The donation will support the Hannah Center’s mission in funding the everyday living expenses of the up to four families housed there. Program Coordinator Tricia Fancher said, “The residents meet with me when they first arrive, and together we make a plan to help them reach their individual goals. Beyond living expenses, donations help provide the resources needed for residents to meet these goals, such as finding and keeping a steady job and learning good parenting techniques.”
“Every part of the home is dedicated to stopping the cycle of hurt for the next generation,” Ugoretz said.