Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $398,522)
Peace at Home Family Shelter seeks to address current gaps in safe housing for survivors of domestic violence and their companion animals by creating a new pet sheltering and support program that will provide additional resources for on-site co-sheltering of pets and survivors of domestic violence, enhanced coordination and availability of veterinary care for shots, spay/neuter, flea/tick preventative, and other veterinary needs that may arise, resources for pet boarding and pet deposit assistance to support the emergency and transitional living needs of survivors of domestic violence, and enhanced staff support to provide advocacy and support to survivors and their pets and community education around the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. The project will take place in Washington County, Arkansas with a service area of the Fayetteville-Rogers-Springdale metropolitan statistical area. The intended beneficiaries are survivors of domestic violence with companion animals.
- This project will launch a pilot Youth Advocate Leadership Program where college students will participate in a paid victim advocacy fellowship program serving traditionally marginalized communities.
- A New Leaf’s Emergency Pet Shelter Services at Autumn House
- YMCA Services for Minor Victims Project FY2022-2025