YWCA of Glendale Receives Grants

The YWCA of Glendale announced it has received an $8,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. 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 (DVP). 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 thrilled to receive support from the Community Foundation of the Verdugos,” 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.”

The YWCA of Glendale also received a $15,000 core support grant through the 2015 Blue Shield Against Violence Core Support Initiative.

The grant will also support the YWCA of Glendale’s Domestic Violence Program (DVP). The DVP provides a 24-hour domestic violence hotline; a 24-hour emergency shelter; domestic violence services center; legal services; children’s programs; educational & outreach and domestic violence training and certification.

“Support from foundations like Blue Shield of California is critical to non-profits like the YWCA of Glendale” said Jerome French, board president. “Without their support, we could not provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.”

Learn more about the YWCA of Glendale at www.glendaleywca.org. The 24-hr domestic violence hotline number is (888) 999-7511.