Adult and Teen Challenge Brandon is building stronger relations with community stakeholders through a number of networking strategies. 

Aaron Murray is the Development Director for Brandon, having stepped into this new role earlier this year.  Prior to this Murray had been store manager of the Adult & Teen Challenge Super Thrift store in downtown Brandon.  His focus, as store manager, was to get the store established.  He says his new focus is now to enhance relationships with their Westman community, to increase networking for the benefit of all involved.

"In my new role as Development Director I want to get more people involved with the women's home, I don't want to be Brandon's best kept secret," he shares.  "I feel like a lot of people don't know what it is, where it is, and who we help.  We help women 18 and older overcome their struggles with addictions and life-controlling issues, and a lot of times they get their kids back.  So, it's an amazing place and people need to know about it because it's happening right here in Brandon."

Murray says the women's facility has room for 20 women.  Currently they have just over a dozen women in the program, and about 5 children on the property. 

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