Posted: Jan 12, 2021 / 10:41 PM CST / Updated: Jan 12, 2021 / 10:41 PM CST
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — One of the Wiregrass Angel House’s hardest workers is celebrating retirement!
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.
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WDHN - DothanFirst.com - Posted: Jul 20, 2020 / 10:37 PM CDT / Updated: Jul 20, 2020 / 11:16 PM CDT
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Although the Wiregrass Angel House is well-known for helping crime victims and their loved ones, there is another group of dedicated workers within the organization that is paw-sitively awesome.
Cole is four years old and works as one of the Wiregrass Angel House’s three therapy dogs.
“He is the therapy dog we’ve had here the longest at Angel House,” said Wiregrass Angel House Outreach Advocate Katy Lewis. “Everybody loves Cole. I don’t think that there is anybody out there that has met him and has not fallen in love with him. He’s a big snuggle bear.”
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Wiregrass Angel House hosted it's 11th Annual Christmas Open House on December 5th. Local law enforcement, prosecutors, and clients came by to taste some goodies and have a few laughs. Santa Claus pleasantly surprised us with a visit!
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Crosses bearing the photos of victims in the Wiregrass area lost to violent crimes are displayed outside of Wiregrass Angel House.
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With more than 400 violent deaths categorized as murder or manslaughter in 2016, Alabama had the nation’s third highest homicide rate that year, according to statistics released by the FBI.
Just in the Wiregrass area from September 2018 to September 2019, 17 murders occurred, which underscores the need for Wiregrass Angel House, a Dothan organization that serves as an advocate for victims of homicide.
The Angel House advocates for victims’ rights and services for victims of violent crimes, providing direct services to the victims’ family.
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