Women In Safe Homes Receives $5,000 Basic Needs Grant
December 01, 2017
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.
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