WCA’s Diana Burrell and Bev La Chance accept a check from Nagel Foundation’s Curt Goldgrabe.
February 2, 2017
For Immediate Release
NAGEL FOUNDATION FUNDS SHELTER AND SERVICES FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS
Boise, ID – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) has been awarded a grant for $38,000 from the John F. Nagel Foundation to support emergency shelter and program services for women and children fleeing domestic and/or sexual violence.
The grant for $38,000 will be used to provide comprehensive services for 18 women and children through the WCA’s 120-day residential shelter program. In addition to safe, secure shelter – this program also includes access to the WCA’s counseling, court advocacy, case management, life skills, financial literacy and child care programs.
In 2016, 63 women and 89 children were housed for a total of 9,216 safe bed nights through the emergency shelter and transitional housing programs. This means they were able to sleep without fear – something most people take for granted.
“Our goal is to ensure, as best we can, that our moms do not face the difficult choice of returning themselves and their children to an abusive relationship in order to maintain a roof over their heads, or becoming another homeless statistic due to domestic violence,” said Bev La Chance, WCA Deputy Director.
“The Nagel Foundation is pleased to continue its support of WCA programs.” said Nagel Foundations’ Curt Goldgrabe. “The foundation is committed to helping meet great basic needs of people in our community and we view the work of the WCA as part of that mission.”
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 $17.2 million to 88 organizations 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.
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