YWCA of Glendale is Grant Recipient

The YWCA of Glendale announced it has received a $10,000 grant from Soroptimist International of Glendale. These funds will support the remodeling of the YWCA’s Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter.

Sunrise Village is a 45-day emergency shelter providing housing, meals, counseling, social services, legal services, parenting classes and case management to victims of domestic violence and their children. Sunrise Village is part of the YWCA of Glendale’s Domestic Violence Program. Started in 1979, the focus of the program is to empower victims of domestic violence by providing assistance to achieve independence, self-sufficiency and a life free from violence.

“The YWCA of Glendale is grateful to Soroptimist International of Glendale for their continued support of our domestic violence programs,” said Michelle Roberts, executive director at the YWCA of Glendale. “Sunrise Village is the only domestic violence shelter in Glendale. Ensuring that the shelter is in excellent and safe condition is critical to support the needs of victims of domestic violence and their children who are homeless as a result of abuse.”

Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls. Learn more about Soroptimist International of Glendale at http://www.soroptimistglendale.org.

Founded in 1926, the YWCA of Glendale’s mission is to empower women and girls in our community through education and opportunities to achieve independence, health, self-sufficiency and a life free from violence. The number for the 24-hr Domestic Violence Hotline is (888) 999-7511.