We just received some amazing news. Our organization is among four recipients of the 2013 Mary Byron Project Celebrating Solutions Award!
This national award showcases and recognizes organizations for innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of domestic violence. A panel of experts select programs they believe serve as models for the nation. The award specifically recognizes our organization’s commitment to integrating farming, nutrition, and other trauma-informed healing efforts with traditional responses to domestic violence to help victims rebuild their lives as survivors.
Fellow award-winners include District Alliance for Safe Housing, (DASH) in Washington, D.C.; National Crime Victim Law Institute in Portland, Oregon; and Rutgers, School of Social Work, Center on Violence Against Women and Children in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Each winning organization will receive $10,000 donation from the Mary Byron Project.
News of this important recognition is especially meaningful to our Board of Directors and staff during the holiday season, when the critical need for our services and care is underscored. Although the day-t0-day work of our complex mission can be daunting, survivors in our shelter and around our 17-county service area inspire us every day to continue our commitment to the mission of ending intimate partner violence in families and our community.