Mid Central Wins Grant To Combat Domestic Violence
A domestic violence shelter in Bloomington has received a $20,000 grant to help strengthen its efforts to provide 24-hour services for victims.
The Mary Kay Foundation announced Monday that Mid Central Community Action’s Neville House was chosen as one of 150 domestic violence shelters in the United States to share in the $3 million funding.
“We believe in helping women improve their circumstances and live their best lives. One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and it is our responsibility to support the women’s shelters that aid these survivors,” said President of the Mary Kay Foundation Board of Directors Michael Lunceford.
The foundation received more than 1,200 applications for grants this year.
Neville House’s 24-hour hotline receives more than 3,500 calls annually while the shelter serves more than 700 domestic violence survivors each year.
“This award comes at a time we are seeing more and more people seeking our help,” said Deborah White, executive director at MCCA. “Individuals and families need the help of our community. Through this partnership we empower survivors of domestic violence on a path of restoration and renewal.”
Mid Central has won the Mary Kay Foundation grant five times.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
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