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Lightfoot Foundation Grant 2021

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January 11, 2021

For Immediate Release

LIGHTFOOT FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE 

Funds will Support Domestic Violence Shelter Operations

Boise, ID – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) has been awarded a grant of $47,000 from the Lightfoot Foundation. The funds will be used to support the WCA’s shelter program, specifically for maintenance, janitorial, security and computer services.

Leaving an abusive relationship is often a high-risk decision. For many domestic violence victims, leaving means that they may not be able to immediately find safe housing or properly feed their children and keep them emotionally and physically safe. In 2020, the WCA saw a significant increase in emergency intakes into our shelter program, with more than four times as many as in 2019.

This grant allows more women and children the ability to have a safe night of sleep. In the 2019 fiscal year alone, the WCA provided 11,227 “safe bed nights” for women and children along with all the wraparound services including advocacy, counseling, case management, financial empowerment programming, access to licensed childcare and more. The safety and security that the Lightfoot Foundation helps provide is a vital resource for the women and children in our shelter.

“Through this grant, The Lightfoot Foundation is making a critical contribution to the safety and well-being of domestic violence survivors in our community,” said Bev La Chance, Grants Director for the WCA.

The WCA provides a comprehensive and secure 120-day residential shelter program and transitional housing, in confidential locations with round-the-clock staff assistance, private rooms and common living facilities for women and children who are fleeing domestic and/or sexual assault. On-site child care is provided for mothers participating in the residential program.

All residents receive the benefit of the WCA’s other services free of charge while residing in our shelters.

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About the WCA

The Women’s & Children’s Alliance provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

The WCA operates secure shelters and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, crisis services and case management to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. For more information, visit www.wcaboise.org.

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