Maggie John Retires as Women’s Refuge Director

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Maggie John, executive director of Shasta Women’s Refuge for the past five years, has retired, the refuge’s board of directors said Wednesday.

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“I have been honored to work at the refuge,” John said in a press release.

“The staff and volunteers have a passion for helping victims, and it has been a pleasure to work with them.”

Prior to coming to the refuge, John was executive director of BloodSource in Redding. In 2003, she was named Business Woman of the Year by the Redding Chamber of Commerce for her work there.

In a press release, the Women’s Refuge board expressed appreciation for John and her work at the refuge, which has helped domestic violence victims in the north state for more than 30 years.

“She has prevailed through very challenging times due to California’s budget crises and has helped to maintain services at SWR throughout these difficult times,” the notice states.

The board has begun a search for John’s replacement.

Editor’s Note: Below are some stories published on anewscafe.com in which Maggie John is quoted or mentioned.

Scarlett’s Story, Part 1

They Walked it For Women

Women’s Refuge Director Speaks Out

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Candace L. Brown has been a magazine and newspaper reporter and editor since 1992, including eight years at the Redding Record Searchlight. She lives in Redding and can be reached at candace.freelance@gmail.com.

Candace L. Brown
Candace L. Brown has been a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor since 1992, including eight years at the Redding Record Searchlight. She lives in Redding and can be reached at candace.freelance@gmail.com.
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4 Responses

  1. Avatar GingerSnap says:

    I'm saddened to learn of Maggie's retirement. She has been a driving force at the Refuge during her tenure. Good luck to you, Maggie!

  2. Avatar Robert Hovey says:

    Well John is leaving so I won't say anymore on the subject other than "GOOD."

  3. Avatar gamerjohn says:

    Her hard work has been the reason why many groups are now focusing on helping the Women's Refugee help our sisters and their families with donations of diapers, clothes, and bedding.

  4. Avatar Budd Hodges says:

    Congrats Mrs. Maggie John, you've earned it for a job well done.

    Take care of that leg.