Family Law Attorney Kathryn Kornblum-Zelle begins trying to build coalition to start up a dedicated, supervised-visitation site.
Unaware of Kornblum-Zelle's efforts, Kay Pechin, also a Family Law Attorney, begins doing the same.
Zelle enrolls in University of Southern Indiana to begin Masters Studies in Social Work, maintaining her private law practice throughout.
Pechin and Zelle meet, compare experiences in Family Law and unite to organize and incorporate the Parenting Time Center.
Parenting Time Center opens its doors for business at 101 NW 10th Street, in downtown Evansville. Staff begin marketing campaign to educate the public about PTC. Doors are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week for the convenience of the families.
PTC partners with the City of Evansville and the Department of Metropolitan Development through the Federal Office on Violence Against Women for a Safe Havens grant. This grant allows for no-cost visits for qualifying families.
Core Team and Consulting Committee gather throughout year to collaborate on revisions to policies and procedures, and safety and security plans, to meet Safe Havens standards.PTC staff nominated for a Celebration of Leadership Community Organization Award.
Efforts stepped up to increase awareness of Parenting Time Center services in Vanderburgh County and to publicize information about services being offered in a larger geographic area.
Provided 6619 hours of service for 207 children and 288 parents, a record number of families. Domestic violence was the main reason for 3678 of the hours.Hosted the first annual Spellbound Ball," a gala to raise the much-needed funds to continue to provide services for area families in crisis.
Received significant grants from the Women's Fund and the Men's Fund of Vanderburgh County through the Community Foundation Alliance. Hosted the first annual "Wine and Dine on Main," an opportunity for guests to enjoy cuisine provided by local caterers and wines from local wineries while helping to financially support the Parenting Time Center.