York County’s longtime anti-domestic violence company has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant to cut back youth relationship violence and sexual assault.
Caring Limitless will obtain $497,000 over three years from the Division of Justice’s Workplace of Violence Towards Ladies Consolidated Youth Program, one among 16 grants nationwide. The grant was introduced by the workplace of U.S. Lawyer for Maine Darcie N. McElwee on Saturday.
Caring Limitless plans to companion with Sexual Assault Response Companies of Southern Maine, Maine Boys to Males, and Saltwater Winery Church. The teams mentioned they may make a strategic plan, beginning with a wants evaluation countywide, and can tailor its programming to create alternatives for youth management in opposition to relationship violence and sexual assault.
“As a neighborhood, all of us have a duty and a job to play in altering the situations that enable home violence to persist,” mentioned Caring Limitless Govt Director Susan Giambalvo in a press release.
Caring Limitless has labored to finish home violence in York County since 1977, and serves about 2,000 folks yearly by its 24-hour helpline, emergency home violence shelter and authorized help, and depends on volunteers to offer companies and assist neighborhood members.
“Maine continues to expertise a big downside with incidents of home violence,” mentioned McElwee. “We’re pleased with Caring Limitless’s achievement and look ahead to the work forward as home violence prevention will likely be a precedence for my workplace.”