Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
The Safe Center LI has been selected as a grantee to receive $100,000 from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, (UUCSR) Manhasset in the Women's Issues Category of the Large Grants Program. The Program was created in 2007 to facilitate annual contributions made by the UUCSR to select causes.
"Each year, the Large Grants Program has allowed our congregation to actively practice the Unitarian Universalist faith. In the spirit of generosity and commitment to action, we collectively seek to provide funding for worthy organizations that align with our vision of building a more just world for all human beings," stated UUCSR president, Nancy Chen Baldwin.
The Safe Center was one of six nonprofits to receive a grant. The Grant will be used to strengthen the comprehensive programs and services provided to Nassau County victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse and neglect, including victim advocacy, mental health services, emergency safe housing, transitional housing, legal services and education to domestic abuse victims and to the community at large.
"We would like to thank the UUCSR for selecting us and for their continued support of our existing programs that will enable us to serve victims in Nassau County, " says Sandy Oliva, co-executive director of the Safe Center LI.
About The Safe Center LI
The Safe Center LI was established in 2014 to protect, assist, and empower victims of family violence and sexual assault while challenging and changing social systems that tolerate and perpetuate abuse. Located in a historic Grumman-era building at 15 Grumman Road W., Bethpage, The Safe Center LI is a specially designed space which houses a Nassau County multi-disciplinary team dedicated to restoring hope for victims of abuse. The 24-hour, multilingual domestic abuse hotline can be accessed at 516-542-0404. For more information, visit http://www.tscli.org or http://www.facebook.com/thesafecenterli.