During Thursday’s session of the Erie County Legislature, District 9 Legislator Lynne Dixon recognized Kathleen Mary House founder Sharon Wroblewski as Erie County’s Citizen of the Month.
Sharon, a lifelong Blasdell resident, graduated from Hilbert College before working as a paralegal. Sharon then founded the Kathleen Mary House in 2006 with her sister Pat Courtney after recognizing the need for domestic violence victims to be provided with a safe place to stay in the Southtowns.
Since opening, the Kathleen Mary House has offered victims of domestic violence physical and emotional support in a secure setting while they endure a difficult time in their lives. Additionally, KMH provides services such as parenting classes, support groups, on-site computer training, referral to job placement, assistance in obtaining permanent housing and life skill workshops.
“Sharon has done incredible work to empower and guide women who have been affected by domestic violence,” said Legislator Dixon. “Her efforts have changed the lives of many and made a difference throughout the Southtown communities. On behalf of the Legislature, I am proud to recognize her as citizen of the month.”
The full proclamation can be viewed here. More information on the Kathleen Mary House can be found here.