Wesley House Community Center is a unique organization and contains six agencies -- health care, education, victim's services, connectional, Christian relief and community -- all under one roof located in Meridian, Mississippi. Wesley House joins other service providers around the globe in observing the month of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and specifically, the week of April 20 - April 25
as Victims' Rights Week. Meridian Mayor Percy Bland will be issuing proclamations regarding these observances.
A press conference will be held on the courthouse lawn on April 20, 2015 at noon that will focus on the history of Wesley House and its fight for victims' rights. This press conference will highlight the history of the Japanese Red Maple Tree and the memorial bench which the Wesley House dedicated several years ago in honor of victims of crime. This year the center will display its annual blue pinwheel garden on the courthouse lawn. The pinwheels represent the community's fight against child abuse.
To read more about The Wesley House Community Center, click here. The Wesley House Community Center Inc. is supported by the Mississippi Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.