Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara grants $75,000 to Domestic Violence Solutions
Foundation partnership a critical factor in program’s success
Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara has made a grant of $75,000 to Domestic Violence
Solutions for Santa Barbara County (DVS). The grant will support DVS’ Volunteer
Coordinator and program costs to help victims of domestic violence living in DVS
Santa Barbara Shelter and Second Stage housing achieve stability and self-sufficiency.
DVS’ Transitional Housing Program
(THP) is an 18-month transitional housing program for
battered women and their children. The facilities include an apartment complex in
Santa Barbara (14 one-bedrooms) called Second Stage. The purpose of the program is to
address the social, financial and emotional issues associated with domestic violence,
and to help women gain long-term stability and self-sufficiency.
"We are grateful to have the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara’s support for our shelter
and Second Stage Volunteer Program," says Richard Kravetz, DVS’ executive director.
"We are committed to ending the cycle of violence in Santa Barbara County and know the
positive impact on individuals’ lives that our program makes. Responding to women in crisis,
and helping women establish independent, violence-free homes is important work. The Women’s
Fund gift allows us to provide these life-saving, life-changing services."
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