The Allstate Foundation grant will support 15 nonprofit organizations in aiding survivors of domestic violence and their families
Washington, D.C.-area Allstate agency owners recently joined with others from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to secure a $253,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grant to benefit 15 domestic violence nonprofits in nine states and the District of Columbia, including the Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County, Homestretch Inc., and YWCA of the National Capital Area. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), which represents the organizations’ local efforts, accepted the grant and distributed the funding to the local domestic violence nonprofits.
Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County, Homestretch Inc., and YWCA of the National Capital Area will receive grants of $8,000, $5,000 and $3,000, respectively. The organizations will use the grants to support the shared mission to provide shelter and supportive services to domestic violence survivors and their families.
“We’re so grateful to the Allstate volunteers for their commitment to support domestic violence survivors as they take steps to financial freedom and safety,” said Monica Gray, CEO of the YWCA of the National Capital Area. “With this grant, we are able to provide survivors tools to prevent financial abuse, and continue our work to reduce violence against women and girls.”
Allstate volunteers earned the $253,000 grant for their local domestic violence organizations by collecting much-needed items during a supply drive held in November and December, coinciding with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The supply drive was part of a multi-state Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® effort that benefitted nonprofits supporting survivors of domestic violence throughout Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia.
“With 1 in 4 women experiencing domestic violence in her lifetime, this is an issue that affects every community, including Philadelphia and Wilmington,” said Allstate Capital Region spokesperson Shaundra Turner Jones. “We’re proud to give back through the volunteer efforts of these local Allstate agency owners and The Allstate Foundation grants to help further the work of the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence to help survivors gain what all people deserve — a life free of violence, a safe home and a more hopeful future.”