Fundraiser on Saturday for Dorcas House

The Union Rescue Mission – Dorcas House is having an inaugural Strike Out Domestic Violence Event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Millennium Bowling Center, 7200 Counts Massie Road in Maumelle.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  

Groups will join together in a bowling event to raise awareness and funds for the Union Rescue Mission – Dorcas House.

Contact Michelle Dewitt at 501.687.7872 or 501.529-1490 or [email protected] for more information and to register.

Arkansas ranks in the top three for domestic homicides and one out of four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

Union Rescue Mission helps victims of domestic violence regain their dignity and self-esteem with programs and Christian guidance to offer hope for the future. When the Dorcas House first opened its doors in 1963, it was for homeless women. Soon afterward, it began to serve women and children that were victims of domestic violence.

The Dorcas House is a nine month residential program that seeks to help break the cycles of domestic violence, rather than just be a “Band aid.” There is a 63-bed residential program for women and children.

For more information about the Union Rescue Mission and its programs, visit