Thursday, July 16, 2009

Grant to help shelter services for victims of domestic violence and their children

DVS, United Way, Birmingham Group Health a wonderful partnership

NEW HAVEN — Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven recently received a $39,000 grant from United Way of Greater New Haven to be used to support critical emergency shelter services for victims of domestic violence and their children.
"We are extremely grateful to the United Way of Greater New Haven for their continued support of our program and our mission to assist victims of domestic violence and their children to break the cycle of domestic violence and rebuild their lives," Sandra Koorejian, director of DVS said in a statement. "The grant funds will help us maintain our shelter program and meet increasing community demands for services."
Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven, a program of Birmingham Group Health Services, Inc., "seeks to create an environment that supports individual safety and breaks the cycle of domestic violence," the statement said. Services include 24 hour hotline, short term counseling and safety planning, emergency shelter, court-based advocacy, support groups and community education programs.
For more information about DVS, call (203) 865-1957, visit www.dvsgnh.org, or call the 24/7 Hotline at (203) 789-8104. For information about Birmingham Group Health Services, Inc., call (203) 736-2601, or visit www.bghealth.org and about United Way at www.uwgnh.org.

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