Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $250,000)
The Maria Pew Family Foundation DBA Maria's Voice proposes to implement Expanding Community-Wide Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Education. The purpose is to utilize Primary Prevention Education to prevent domestic violence before it occurs through community engagement, raising awareness of the crisis, and educating on the dynamics of abusive behavior in the 3rd Congressional District. Project activities include expanding Maria’s Voice Prevention Network in three ways that are evidence-based and/or promising practices: increase the number of communities who have access to primary prevention; provide scholarship funds to cities and school districts to eliminate the cost burden that can inhibit a city’s participation in prevention education for its employees; and, add two new educational program offerings: Rocky Speaks and Primary Prevention Social Media Package.
- Improving Shelter and Housing Options in Rural Communities for Domestic Violence Survivors and their Companion Animals
- Expand and enhance capacity and infrastructure of the National Domestic Violence Hotline to provide crisis intervention support to survivors of technology-facilitated abuse
- Building Capacity - StrongHearts Native Helpline