Sable Riley Nov 12, 2021 Updated 23 hrs ago
White crosses posted at Wiregrass Angel House in Dothan in honor of victims of violent crime.
The Wiregrass Angel House in Dothan will use the funds to provide services to help victims of robbery and other violent crimes as well as family members of homicide victims. The program assists victims in Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Pike counties.
“Victims of violent crimes have enough to cope with just getting through the enormous emotional stress associated with the crimes,” Ivey said. “I commend Wiregrass Angel House for their assistance to people who are suffering and need guidance.”
Wiregrass Angel House staff helps victims navigate the legal system, guides them through the channels to recover losses or receive compensation and provides referrals to other assisting agencies.
Baby Miss Angel Paisyn Metzger
Toddler Miss Angel Adley Taylor
Tiny Miss Angel Karleigh Redmon
Little Miss Angel London Wells
Petite Miss Angel Zoee Douglas
Junior Miss Angel Emily Smith
Teen Miss Angel Karizma Bryant
Miss Angel Isabella Flowers
Ms Angel Casey Cook
Miss Angel Ambassador Zoey Covington
Miss Angel Princess Keller Pearson
Miss Angel Cover Girl Stacey Young
Miss Angel Queen of Queens Alexis Holub
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — After a successful charity run involving several motorcycle enthusiasts, the Wiregrass Angel House knows exactly how much money that event raised.
Tuesday the Punishers Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club presented the Angel House with a check for $2,053.
That money will be used to help the Angel House continue serving victims of violent crimes and their loved ones.
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — For the twelfth year in a row, cops, business leaders, and service organizations met on the golf course to settle scores and show dedication to the Wiregrass Angel House.
The Wiregrass Angel House is a crime victims’ advocacy group that lends aid to people impacted by violent crime.
“We are funded by an ADECA grant and it covers all violent crimes,” said Katy Lewis, Wiregrass Angel House Outreach Advocate. “Whether it be homicide, assault, burglary or rape, we service victims in the Wiregrass area that are affected by those types of crimes.”
Many times, people don’t know what to do after they or a loved one becomes a victim. That’s when the Angel House gets called in.
“We do everything from just sitting with them and holding a hand to answering a phone call at three o’clock in the morning, funeral arrangements and court assistance,” Lewis said. “We also do crime scene clean-up.”
Most of the time, you’ll only see these groups together at crime scenes but the golf tournament changes that.
“Most of the time, when we come together and we see each other, something awful has happened,” Lewis explained. “It’s work and it’s hard and it’s sad and for something like the golf tournament or Family Fun Day, it’s nice to be around each other and get to know each other a little better so that we can work better together to serve our families.”
For more information about the Wiregrass Angel House and its services, visit the organization’s Facebook page or its website.
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by: Paige Weeks
Posted: Feb 18, 2021 / 10:44 PM CST / Updated: Feb 18, 2021 / 10:44 PM CST
In 2020, over 40 Wiregrass residents became victims of violent crimes. While some victims are learning to live with a new normal, others left behind homes, jobs, families, and friends. That’s where the Wiregrass Angel House and its members come in.
Posted: Jan 12, 2021 / 10:41 PM CST / Updated: Jan 12, 2021 / 10:41 PM CST
True Kirkland retired today with a “paw-some” party. True, along with her furry and human coworkers, celebrated her years of dedication to the Angel House.
Cake, balloons, and an official certificate were all part of that party.
From all of us at WDHN, congrats True, and happy retirement!
Michele Forehand Aug 4, 2020 Updated 2 hrs ago
Crosses bearing the photos of victims in the Wiregrass area lost to violent crimes were displayed outside of Wiregrass Angel House in September 2019
Every year the Wiregrass Angel House puts together a testimonial booklet for victims’ families they serve throughout the Wiregrass area.
This year's deadline for families to submit a testimonial to their family member is Aug. 14.
“This booklet is something we do each year for the victim’s family,” Wiregrass Angel House Director Shelly Linderman said. “This booklet serves as a way for the family to send their family member a message. It’s a special way to honor their loved one.”
The booklet will display about 350 testimonials from families who have lost a loved one to homicide.