Congratulations to Bobbi Timberlake on being honored as the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee’s Volunteer of the Month!
Bobbi has been involved in community issues throughout her professional career, and has continued to dedicate her time and energy to causes that she is most passionate about in her retirement.
She first became involved with Meta House four years ago as a table captain for “A Day for Meta House,” an annual fundraising event for the organization. Bobbi has continued in this role each subsequent year, and has since become more involved with programming. She notes, “my main and ongoing role at Meta House has been bringing my therapy dog, a Golden Retriever named “Chobe,” there several times a month. Chobe and I attend both process and educational groups. He “works the crowd,” going to anyone who would like some time petting him. There is evidence that stroking an animal lowers a person’s blood pressure and stress level (also the dog’s, by the way).”
Bobbi attributes that, due to her involvement with Meta House, she’s, “learned so much about the nature of addictions and efforts at recovery. But mostly [she’s] learned to respect and appreciate the struggles, fortitude, and great wisdom of so many of the women who come to Meta House. It’s awe-inspiring.”
Thank you, Bobbi, for your time and dedication to improving the quality of life for Meta House families!
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