Shelter receives grant
SEGUIN -- Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter Inc., a local women’s shelter serving Guadalupe, Gonzales, Karnes, and Wilson counties, has received a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation. In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the Mary Kay Foundation awards $20,000 grants to more than 150 domestic violence shelters across the country for a total of $3 million.
The shelter will use the grant to provide critical support for its residential and nonresidential programs serving survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and elder abuse. In addition to providing direct services to survivors of abuse, the grant will aid in outreach efforts to ensure that those in need of services know where to turn for help. Free services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, safety planning, crisis intervention, legal advocacy, case management, counseling, children’s advocacy, and outreach services.
If you or someone you know needs help, or you would like to learn how to get involved, call 1-800-834-2033.