Bonnie Nichols accepting Jefferson Award
In 1972, the Jefferson Awards program was created to honor volunteers for their contributions through public and community service. WOMEN of SW PA is proud to sponsor Bonnie Nichols this year as one of the five local finalists. WOMEN awarded Bonnie Nichols $1,000 as a Jefferson Award Finalist for 2018. As a volunteer with Living in Liberty, Bonnie devotes more than 40 hours per week helping downtrodden women on the streets of Pittsburgh. Living in Liberty offers a secure safe house for victims of human sex trafficking and reaches out to victims on the street. Bonnie provides a sense of hope to these victims by helping them gain access to shelter, health care, counseling, legal aid, food, clothing and education. Bonnie also coordinates the scheduling of other volunteers and recruits new helpers.