February 1, 2021
For Immediate Release
JOHN F. NAGEL FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT FUNDING TO WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE
Funding will support domestic violence shelter programs for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault
Boise, ID – The John F. Nagel Foundation has awarded a grant of $55,000 to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) to assist women and children fleeing domestic and/or sexual violence.
The funding will support the WCA’s emergency shelter and transitional housing program — providing critical program services to women and children. These services include counseling and therapeutic services, case management, life skills, financial empowerment and nurturing parenting, court advocacy and childcare.
Domestic violence is one of the primary causes of homelessness for women and children. Research indicates that the highest risk of physical danger is often during or following the separation.
“Given that the hotline calls related to domestic violence received by the WCA in 2020 increased by 84 percent compared to those received in 2019, this funding plays a crucial role in our ability to provide safety and hope to some of the most vulnerable in our community — women and children impacted by the trauma of domestic violence,” said Bev La Chance, Grants Director for WCA.
During the last fiscal year, the WCA provided 11,227 safe bed nights to women and children through the emergency shelter and transitional housing programs. This means they were able to sleep without fear – something most people take for granted.
In addition to safe shelter, the WCA offers case management, counseling, court advocacy, education, and a variety of other integrated services and programs to women, men and children victimized by abuse.
About the Nagel Foundation
The Nagel Foundation was formed in 1989 in memory of John F. Nagel and his son Jack Nagel, former owner/operators of Nagel Beverage Company in Boise, Idaho. The Foundation has awarded over $20 million for charitable purposes in southwest Idaho since its inception in 1989.
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.