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Women In Safe Homes Receives $5,000 Basic Needs Grant


December 01, 2017
Friday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Community Foundation and The Alaska Community Foundation announced that Women In Safe Homes in Ketchikan has received a $5,000 Basic Needs grant to support its New Beginnings Program.

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Agnes Moran, Executive Director, Women In Safe Homes said, “We are thrilled to have received funding from The Alaska Community Foundation for our New Beginnings Program. One of the largest hurdles facing victims of domestic violence and their children is securing safe and stable housing once they are ready to move forward with their lives. This grant will enable us to assist our victims and their families to transition into permanent housing so they can sustain employment, enroll children in neighborhood schools and generally establish a healthy living situation.”

Quoting a news release, "The Ketchikan Community Foundation and The Alaska Community Foundation are excited to provide support to Women In Safe Homes as it provides incredibly valuable resources to the Ketchikan region."

The Basic Needs competitive grant cycle offered grants for programmatic and general operational support to nonprofit organizations that are serving the fundamental needs of Alaskans statewide. Women In Safe Home’s award was one of six grants totaling $35,226, which were dispersed in four communities around the state. This year’s Basic Needs grants will help support safe homes for women at risk, ensure food banks remain well-stocked, provide meals for rural seniors, and shelter for homeless individuals.

This is The Alaska Community Foundation’s second round of grants that have pooled resources across Alaska to ensure basic needs are being met in our communities. The following grants came from the Alaska Fund, Safety Net Fund, the Caroline Christen Torgerson Memorial Fund, and the Jane H. Behlke Fund for the Elderly and the Hungry.

Grant Recipients: 

Fairbanks Community Food Bank, Fairbanks

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., Anchorage

United Way of Anchorage, Anchorage

Upper Susitna Food Pantry, Upper Susitna

Upper Susitna Seniors, Inc., Upper Susitna

Women in Safe Homes, Ketchikan


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Women in Safe Homes (WSH) Ketchikan, Alaska


Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

The Alaska Community Foundation - The Ketchikan Community Foundation

Established in 1995, The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) is a statewide platform for philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. Managing more than $86 million in assets and over 430 funds for the benefit of Alaskans, ACF and their Affiliates grant $3 million to $5 million each year to charitable projects and nonprofit organizations across the state. ACF’s mission is to inspire the spirit of giving and connect people, organizations, and causes to strengthen Alaska’s communities now



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