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YWCA of Clark County awarded $500K for domestic violence victims

Across Washington, DOJ awards more than $3.6 million in grants

By Chrissy Booker, Columbian staff writer
Published: October 21, 2023, 6:02am

The U.S. Department of Justice has given more than $3.6 million in grants to Washington organizations dedicated to supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman announced Thursday.

YWCA of Clark County was awarded $500,000 to go toward housing and support services for victims of domestic violence, according to a Department of Justice news release.

The largest award, $750,000, was given to Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence for services for survivors in rural areas.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month to acknowledge domestic violence, dating violence and intimate partner violence across the nation.

“On this day when we wear purple to show support for the survivors of domestic violence, I am pleased to highlight the DOJ funding coming to Washington for the organizations that work to help and heal those who suffer abuse,” Gorman said in the news release.

According to the Department of Justice, the five other grant recipients are:

  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, $500,000 to provide services in Adams, Benton, Chelan, Franklin, Grant, Okanogan and Yakima counties.
  • The Atlantic Street Center, Seattle, $575,000 to enhance advocacy and therapeutic services in King and Pierce counties with specific emphasis on communities of color.
  • Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center, Shelton, $500,000 to provide services in Mason County, including advocacy and outreach, training for first responders and language services.
  • Consejo Counseling & Referral Inc., Renton, $400,000 to provide crisis intervention, safety planning and therapeutic services to Hispanic/Latino survivors in King County.
  • The Yarrow Project, Normandy Park, $385,000 to provide services to Indigenous survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking.
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