Angie is a single mother of two who is striving to make a better life for her family while her abuser is in prison. In addition to caring for her children and working, Angie is attending classes, and has earned her certificate in Children in the Justice System, has one class remaining for her certificate to qualify for Child Development Associate Teacher, and has one class to go before completing her certificate in ADOS Counseling. The gift of reliable transportation will allow Angie to be fully independent as she continues her journey of rebuilding her life.
Lisa escaped from her abuser in the midst of a lengthy child custody battle. Lisa spent 20 days in a shelter for battered women, lived in her car and turned to The Living Room Center to help her regain her footing at creating a better future for her family. She has been able to find a job and subsidized housing. The gift of a vehicle will allow her to keep her job and custody of her child.
The women were selected to receive the vehicles by The Crozat Family Foundation.
To help get Angie and Lisa back on their feet, Allstate Insurance and G & C Auto Body donated two vehicles. Technicians at G & C Auto Body in Santa Rosa, and G&C Auto Body in Petaluma volunteered personal time to restore the vehicles to help these families get back on the road of life. Ben Lehr, Allstate agency owner, will join the Crozat Family Foundation, and G & C Auto Body Petaluma team to present the keys to the vehicles to Angie and Lisa.
G&C Auto Body has sponsored 151 car giveaways through the Crozat Family Foundation. Allstate Insurance has been donating vehicles through the Recycled Rides program since 2010.