WRC receives $20,000 Mary Kay Foundation grant

The Women’s Resource Center has received a $20,000 unrestricted grant from the Mary Kay Foundation’s annual shelter grants program.

The grant will further WRC’s efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services. It is part of $3 million in funding that the foundation has awarded this year to 150 domestic violence shelters in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Guam.

WRC will use the unrestricted grant funding to provide critical support for basic operating expenses and for resources based on the unique needs of their shelter and the clients they serve.

“At Women’s Resource Center, we are incredibly grateful for support from the Mary Kay Foundation and its continued commitment to break the cycle of domestic violence,” said Patricia Bailey, executive director of Women’s Resource Center. “To be selected by the Mary Kay Foundation as one of only 150 domestic violence shelters to receive grant funding out of nearly 600 across the nation that applied for grant funding, is an honor. It is also an honor to be recognized for the important work we do in southern West Virginia and the vital programs and services Women’s Resource Center provides 365 days a year to victims of domestic violence and their children.”

Women’s Resource Center offers temporary emergency shelter, crisis intervention, parenting education, legal, personal and systems advocacy, individual case management, service planning and safety planning, programs to assist child witness/survivors of family violence, 24 hour hotline with information and referral and support groups for domestic violence and survivors.

During FY 2014-2015, Women’s Resource Center served a total of 2,367 adults and 203 children for a total of 2,570 victims served. During that same period, Women’s Resource Center provided 3,407 shelter nights and provided 9,125 units of service to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Article Source: register-herald.com

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