YWCA of Glendale Receives Grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation

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YWCA of Glendale Receives Grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation

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Glendale, CA – The YWCA of Glendale is happy to announce it has received a $15,000 core support grant through the 2015 Blue Shield Against Violence Core Support Initiative.

The grant will support the YWCA of Glendale’s Domestic Violence Program (DVP). Started in 1979, the DVP’s primary focus is to empower victims of domestic violence by providing assistance to achieve independence, self-sufficiency and a life free from violence. The DVP provides: A 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline; a 24-hour Emergency Shelter; Domestic Violence Services Center; Legal Services; Children’s Programs; Educational & Outreach and Domestic Violence Training and Certification.

“The YWCA of Glendale is thankful for the continued support of the Blue Shield of California Foundation,” said Michelle Roberts, executive director at the YWCA of Glendale. “The Blue Shield Against Violence Core Support Initiative helps us to continue providing the critical services needed to support victims of domestic violence as they move towards a life free from abuse.”

“Support from foundations like Blue Shield of California is critical to non-profits like the YWCA of Glendale” said Jerome French, board president. “Without their support, we could not provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.”

Blue Shield of California Foundation is one of the state’s largest and most trusted grantmaking organizations. Their mission is to improve the lives of all Californians, particularly the underserved, by making health care accessible, effective, and affordable, and by ending domestic violence. For more information visit: www.blueshieldcafoundation.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.