According to Wilkie, the grant will be used to assist with the cost of Safelight’s new facility. “Our organization has evolved from crisis only to offering now a full continuum of services,” Wilkie said. “The grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County will give us additional resources to house our Child Advocacy Center, Family Advocacy Center, Counseling Services, and Outreach Programs. For the first time in our county, these programs will be together under one roof and within walking distance of our other programs on Fifth Avenue. This new space will help us further help survivors move from crisis to sustainability as it will be easier, faster, and safer for survivors to access multiple Safelight services while we streamline appropriate care.”
“Safelight, Inc. was founded in 1984 serving over 40,000 survivors of interpersonal violence in Henderson County,” said Paul Tobias, Safelight Board President.
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Community Foundation of Henderson County supports charitable programs in the greater Henderson County area. Founded in 1982, the Community Foundation administers over 500 funds with assets of over $100 million.