The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded a $20,000 one-year grant to Foothill Family to provide women and children, victims of domestic violence and/or abuse with case management services and therapeutic counseling. Foothill Family’s work in helping survivors recover from trauma and move toward self-sufficiency is just one of the many ways that the organization builds brighter futures for children and families in our communities.
Foothill Family is one of 32 organizations across the United States this year to be granted funds for direct services through the Avon Foundation for Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. “Foothill Family strives to empower community members to overcome challenges and thrive in their daily lives,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family Chief Executive Officer. “We greatly appreciate the Avon Foundation for Women’s continued support of our domestic violence program, which focuses on prevention as well as treatment. Because domestic violence continues to be an epidemic affecting individuals, families, and generations regardless of economic status, race, nationality, age, and gender, it is a crucial issue that requires attention and investment.”
The domestic violence program at Foothill Family supports victims in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Glendale, and Burbank and delivers essential services designed to help clients through emotional trauma and depression while providing assistance and resources to navigate barriers to success such as lack of safe housing, affordable child care, education, or work experience. Foothill works with clients to overcome the cycle of violence, improve parenting skills, access needed services for themselves and their children, become appropriately assertive, cultivate a supportive peer group with other clients, and identify and take steps to achieve gainful employment.
“The Avon Foundation for Women is committed to helping end the cycle of domestic violence and takes pride in supporting Foothill Family’s work to help domestic violence victims in the greater Los Angeles area,” said Christine Jaworsky, Program Director of Avon’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. “It is through initiatives like Foothill’s that we can work to break the cycle of domestic violence once and for all, and help ensure safety for victims and their families.”
Globally, at least one-in-three women has experienced some form of partner violence or abuse during her lifetime. Although research shows most victims are women, men can also be domestic violence victims.