Grants for Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is also known as intimate partner violence. This kind of violence is a significant problem that is experienced all over the US. This has negative impact to the victims as well as their families, employers and even the communities where they belong. In order to stop this, there are programs created by the federal government as well as private organizations. There are grants for domestic violence that will give assistance to the victims as well as the community to stop it.

Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program

The Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program is a grant program administered by the US Department of Justice. This program is intended to fortify the civil and criminal legal assistance for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The programs will provide the victims with legal advocacy and representation in family, administrative agency, immigration, as well as housing matters and even protection or stay-away order proceedings, and the like. For more details about this grant program, which is still active, you can visit www.usdoj.gov/ovw or call the department at (202) 307 – 3911.

Office on Violence Against Women
800 K St., N.W., Ste. 920
Washington, D.C. 20530

Verizon Foundation

The Verizon Foundation aims to increase the literacy as well as educational achievement of most people, stop the abuse and domestic violence and finally, to attain as well as sustain health and safety for all. The foundation is offering funding to eligible and deserving organizations that seek grants to support their programs incline with the foundation’s missions. As organizations apply for a grant, they must indicate the outcomes they are targeting through proper programming. Under their stop the abuse and domestic violence program, the foundation has different grant programs under it:

Under the Family Violence Prevention Fund

  • Coaching Boys into Men – This program promote high school coaches to teach their young athletes the right respect, politeness and fair play in both on and off the field.
  • Penn State Community at Work: Workplace Responses to Domestic Violence – this is a complete educational program that is intended for university employees and students. This program includes DVD and online training.

Under the Relief and Safety

  • Verizon Wireless HopeLineTM – this program is intended to provide wireless phones with service to non-profit organizations that can be used with victims as well as survivors in providing them an instant connection and help whenever and wherever.

Under the Empowerment

  • Dress for Success Worldwide – this program is providing professional clothes, assistance for the network and career development tools.

Interested organization can apply online by visiting this website: http://foundation.verizon.com/grant/application.shtml.

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