Nearly $600,000 awarded to local organizations combating violence against women

The Department of Justice is awarding Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse (or CAPSA) of Logan $344,231 to provide transitional housing for an estimated 21 women and their children fleeing domestic violence. Women admitted to the program will be helped to develop individualized plans for self-sufficiency, including budgeting and financial counseling, assistance with credit repair and economic advocacy services. The Department of Justice is also giving $250,733 to Your Community in Unity in Brigham City. Similarly, that money will be used to expand transitional housing assistance, particularly to underserved populations. Your Community in Unity will use the funds to provide advocacy, aftercare, case management and counseling to victims of domestic abuse, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in Box Elder County. In a press release, Attorney General Eric Holder said, “the most vulnerable in our society too often bear the greatest burden in times of economic hardship and that is why dedicating these funds to help survivors and their families is a concrete example of the Recovery Act at work.”

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