October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and this year The Mary Kay Foundation is awarding a $20,000 grant to Child & Family Services’ Haven House. The Mary Kay Foundation grant allows Haven House to purchase and install an updated and enhanced security system, increasing the safety of shelter residents as well as adding much-needed peace of mind for domestic violence survivors during their stay at Haven House.
While celebrating its 20th anniversary, the 2016 Mary Kay Foundation awarded $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in 49 states. Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, each shelter will receive $20,000 unrestricted grant money to help combat domestic violence, educate local communities and provide much-needed shelter and rehabilitation services.
Since opening its doors in 1979, Haven House has a demonstrated record of success, providing life-saving shelter to more than 24,000 survivors of domestic violence from all walks of life, in addition to responding to approximately 66,000 calls made to its 24-hour crisis hotline. Dealing with the aftermath of domestic violence requires comprehensive care that only Haven House offers in our community.