Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services in the News
Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services Received A $20,000 Grant From The Mary Kay Foundation
For years The Mary Kay FoundationSM has supported the prevention and elimination of domestic violence, an epidemic that touches one in every four women in her lifetime. Through the Foundation’s annual shelter grant program, $37 million has been granted to domestic violence organizations since 2000. Each year, grants are awarded to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam with remaining grants distributed based on state population. Nearly 700 shelters applied for funding this year. And Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services was picked! We are extremely grateful and very honored.
WDVS will be using this additional funding to renovate a current shelter location and to provide expanded services to our clients. We currently help over 300 clients a year.
While domestic violence has experienced a recent boost in awareness due to recent events, women and children in the Winnemucca area are in need of housing, resource and support programs as they flee abusive situations and work to rebuild their lives. “It’s been a bigger challenge than ever for shelters to keep their doors open and grants from The Mary Kay Foundation are a vital part in helping shelters move forward in their missions,” said Anne Crews, board member for The Mary Kay Foundation and Vice President of Public Affairs for Mary Kay Inc. “The shelter grants are a signature program of the Foundation and represent just one of the ways Mary Kay is committed to ending domestic violence. We are proud to support local shelters like Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services that are on the front lines of helping women and children who need shelter and support from abuse.”
We are very excited to have been chosen. Thank you so much to The Mary Kay Foundation. Please visit The Mary Kay Foundation's website for more information and "like" them on their Facebook page too!
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