Avon Foundation Partners with The Hotline to Grant $500,000 to 25 Local Domestic Violence Programs

The Avon Foundation for Women, the world’s largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy that focuses on issues that matter most to women, has partnered with The Hotline to grant $500,000 to 25 local domestic violence advocacy programs in cities across the U.S. The grant is part of a larger effort by the two organizations that started with #GivingTuesday to raise funds and awareness for local and national domestic violence hotlines. Each of the grantees will receive $20,000 to continue operating hotlines that support domestic abuse victims and provide direct services for survivors in their communities.

“Across the country, domestic violence programs and shelters are operating with fewer resources and staff. When victims take the difficult step to reach out for help, many are in life-threatening situations,” says Katie Ray-Jones, chief executive officer of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. “The generous dollars received from our partners at the Avon Foundation for Women will enable more victims to get the help they need whether it is for counseling, shelter, legal services or compassionate support as they try to live a life free from violence.”

Congratulations to the 25 local organizations receiving a $20,000 grant:

A SafePlace (Oakland, CA)

Alternatives to Domestic Violence, Casa de Paz (Riverside, CA)

Center for Community Solutions (San Diego, CA)

Connections for Abused Women and their Children (Chicago, IL)

Chrysalis (Phoenix, AZ)

Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. (San Antonio, TX)

Genesis Women’s Shelter (Dallas, TX)

Houston Area Women’s Center (Houston, TX)

Interval House (Anaheim, CA)

1736 Family Crisis Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Need-A-Break Inc. (Dallas, CA)

Miami Dade Community Action and Human Services Dept. (Safespace) (Miami, FL)

My Sister’s Place (Washington, D.C.)

Option House, Inc. (San Bernardino, CA)

Partnership Against Domestic Violence (Atlanta, GA)

Peace Over Violence (Los Angeles, CA)

SafePlace (Austin, TX)

Safe Horizon (New York, NY)

SafeHouse (Denver, CO)

Shelter for Battered Women (Safe Alliance) (Charlotte, NC)

The Family Place (Dallas, TX)

Women Against Abuse, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)

WEAVE Inc. (Sacramento, CA)

YWCA Interim House (Detroit, MI)

YWCA of San Diego – Becky’s House (San Diego, CA)

Want to show your support for families affected by domestic violence? Please consider making a gift to your local program, one of the organizations listed above and/or the National Domestic Violence Hotline.