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Safe Voices received $20,000 grant
REGION -- Safe Voices was chosen to receive a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation in October as part of the organization’s annual $3 million national domestic violence grant program.
Safe Voices is one of 150 domestic violence organizations who participated in the program.
“This grant is such a blessing to Safe Voices in a variety of ways,” said Jane Morrison, executive director. “With this award, Safe Voices purchased a van that will be used for a variety of agency transportation needs. The van will be used to transport food from the Good Shepherd Food Bank, household goods and clothing donations as well as transport people in need of our services to shelter and other needed locations. We thank the Mary Kay Foundation for their commitment to ending domestic violence and for the generous grant.”
“In light of the economic downturn and alarming increases in domestic violence, The Mary Kay Foundation’s mission is more critical than ever before. Safe Voices has helped so many women and their families in the Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin Counties. We know they will use these funds to benefit even more domestic violence survivors and their children and help end domestic violence,” said Jennifer Cook, The Mary Kay Foundation board member.
The mission of Safe Voices is to support and empower those affected by domestic violence and engage the community in creating social change in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties. Services offered by Safe Voices to carry out the mission include a 24 free and confidential helpline, emergency shelter, individual, court and child protective services advocacy, transitional services, and community education and support groups. To obtain more information about the Safe Voices and services they offer you are welcome to visit their website at safevoices.org
Mary Kay shelter grant program has helped many of the 61,000 domestic violence survivors assisted each day in the United States.