YWCA of Glendale Receives Grant from Community Foundation of the Verdugos

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YWCA of Glendale Receives Grant from Community Foundation of the Verdugos

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Glendale, CA – The YWCA of Glendale is pleased to announce it has received a $8,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. These funds will support the remodeling of the YWCA’s Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter.

Sunrise Village is a 45-day emergency shelter providing housing, meals, counseling, social services, legal services, parenting classes, and case management to victims of domestic violence and their children. Sunrise Village is part of the YWCA of Glendale’s Domestic Violence Program. Started in 1979, the focus of the program is to empower victims of domestic violence by providing assistance to achieve independence, self-sufficiency and a life free from violence.

“The YWCA of Glendale is thrilled to receive support from the Community Foundation of the Verdugos,” said Michelle Roberts, executive director at the YWCA of Glendale. “Sunrise Village is the only domestic violence shelter in Glendale. Ensuring that the shelter is in excellent and safe condition is critical to support the needs of victims of domestic violence and their children who are homeless as a result of abuse.”

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Glendale, I thank the Community Foundation of the Verdugos,” said Jerome French, board president. “Their commitment to the Glendale community ensures that we can continue to provide comprehensive domestic violence services to those in need.”

The Community Foundation of the Verdugos, a publicly supported charitable endowment with approximately $12 million in assets, makes grants from the earnings of its invested contributions to local nonprofit organizations in the greater Verdugo area. Learn more about the Community Foundation of the Verdugos at www.cfverdugos.org.

Founded in 1926, the YWCA of Glendale’s mission is to empower women and girls in our community through education and opportunities to achieve independence, health, self-sufficiency and a life free from violence. In keeping with the national mission of the YWCA of USA, we also have a dual mission of “eliminating racism and empowering women.” Learn more about the YWCA of Glendale at www.glendaleywca.org. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/glendaleywca and follow us on twitter at twitter.com/glendaleywca. 24-hr Domestic Violence Hotline (888) 999-7511.