Domestic Violence Grant Program
The Prince George’s County Council, committed to ending domestic violence and abuse in the County, has appropriated $500,000 in FY 2020 in a fourth round of grant funding to support the Council’s Domestic Violence Grant Program. The grant program, is a funding resource for programs that serve the housing, counseling, or advocacy needs of County residents who are victims of domestic violence. The program also supports prevention activities through a coordinated and collaborative community response to domestic violence in Prince George’s County.
FY 2020 Prince George’s County Council Domestic Violence Grant Program funds are available to nonprofit organizations through a review and evaluation process for all applicants.
FY 2020 AWARDS
34.6% 16% 25% 25%
FY 2020 Domestic Violence Grant Program Awardees
|St. Matthew's Housing Corporation|
Funding to support transitional housing to domestic violence survivors and their children for up to two years and assist survivors in living a violence-free lifestyle while they receive safe housing ,supportive services and life skills training ; obtain gainful employment and locate affordable housing. They also help domestic violence survivors navigate confusing legal proceedings and complicated social service systems and empower them to make informed choices.
|Community Crisis Services, Inc.|
Crisis support through hotline, safe shelter programs and information. Their goal is to ensure that all those in crisis are able to access compassionate and empathetic care. They provide 24/7 /365 hotline support, and safe shelter for survivors of domestic violence They provide counseling for survivors ,children and abusers to help survivors of domestic violence get to safety and heal. CCSI currently runs what was formerly know as the Family Crisis Center, where they provide shelter for up to 43 beds to woman and children and they also provide an abusers’ program.Website: www.communitycrisis.org
|The Home of New Beginnings|
Mission is to provide abused women and children a safe living environment that is free from violence, encourages and supports them as they establish a life on non- violence. They will provide a safe haven and developmental programs that have proven progressive results. A mandatory weekly progress assessment report will be developed to ensure the program is meeting all the needs and supports the client’s goals and aspirations for a better future. Services offered include: life skills, education, computer skills, resume development, interviewing skills, Microsoft certification and Financial literacy.
|La Clinica del Pueblo|
Community-based health center that delivers high quality, culturally appropriate, patient-centered health and support services. La Clinica reached 1,000 residents last year. They utilize evidence-based programs and practices such as the peer- based model for outreach, education and navigation.Website: www.lcdp.org
|Prince George's Child Resource Center, Inc.|
The Domestic Violence Prevention Project operates within the accredited Healthy Families Prince George’s will continue building on the success of the 2019 by enhancing the referral network to ensure that parents receive comprehensive services. Additionally, the prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence in their client population require peer support groups, group and individual mental health counseling and other resources to improve the safety, permanency, and well-being of families.Website: www.childresource.org
|UM Capital Region Health Sexual Assault Center|
The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center of the University of Maryland Capital Region Health (DV/SAC)’s Prevention and Training Program provides technical assistance, professional training and prevention education in three main focus areas:
Website: UM Sexual Assault Center
Funding will support the “Culturally Sensitive Therapy Program” that will designate funding to support counseling services for Prince George’s County residents who are survivors of domestic violence. This grant would support the Therapist and the Interim Social Services Director who supervises the Therapist and provides limited therapy herself.Website: www.ayuda.com
|Community Advocates for Family & Youth, Inc.|
Funding will support the “Trauma-based Therapy for Domestic Violence” project that will serve 75 clients will provide pro bono counseling slots for Prince George’s Police Department, Laurel Police Department client referrals and the increased client load expected from MOU’s signed with Greenbelt and Bowie Municipal Police Departments.Website: www.cafyonline.org
|District Heights Youth Development Foundation|
Funding will support continuation of the implementation of the “Children’s Domestic Violence Counseling and Support Program. The YSB served 60 children and their families with the funding awarded in FY 2019.Website: www.developinghigherheights.org
|House of Ruth|
Funding will support the “Counseling Services for Prince George’s County Victims of Intimate Partner Violence”. The Program will provide counseling services to 200 adult Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) victims and 60 child victims exposed to IPV. Funding will primarily support the effort of House of Ruth Maryland counselors, with $5,000 reserved for client assistance and program supplies. Website: www.hruth.org
|Community Advocates for Family & Youth, Inc.|
Funding will support CAFY’s Holistic Services with Legal Support for DV Survivors program which will help domestic violence victims navigate confusing legal proceedings and complicated social service systems and enable them to make informed choices. By collaborating with Community Legal Services (CLS) on this program, CAFY is able to expand their capacity to help more victims and expand legal services offerings beyond protective orders.Website: www.cafyonline.org
|Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Inc.|
Funding will support the Domestic Violence Legal Wellness Program (DVLWP), which provides civil legal services to survivors fleeing violence in Prince George’s County. The program offers considerable wrap-around legal services for financial and legal independence to minimize survivors returning to their abuser due to lack of resources.Website: www.clspgc.org
|Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)|
With this funding support, CASA will ensure 100% of Domestic Violence-exposed children who are referred to CASA and living in Prince George’s County are matched with a trained CASA Advocate who will advocate for them. CASA will collaborate with the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and address the needs of youth who have been exposed to family violence, domestic violence or dating violence; improve the Court’s handling of child maltreatment cases; and break the cycle of abuse that brought them into foster care.
|La Clinica del Pueblo (La Clinica)|
With this funding support, La Clinica will expand the Entre Amigas program to meet the growing need for the peer-led advocacy and social service navigation through the Advocating for Latina Survivors of Domestic Violence in Prince George’s County project.Website: www.lcdp.org/
Two Prince George's County groups will partner to expand services for domestic violence victims
The Diamondback Newspaper Oct. 22, 2017