The Nevada Women’s Fund (NWF) Giving Circle announced that they awarded $50,925 to the Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) on July 9, 2014. The grant will be used to fund Project Next Step, a project designed to help in the transition between CAAW’s supportive housing programs and independent sustainable community living.
“The sense of fear and helplessness that accompanies domestic violence is significant,” says Denise Yoxsimer, CAAW Executive Director. “Providing a ‘next step’ level of support in the form of rental assistance will greatly assist our clients in their quest to secure safe and sustainable housing.”
CAAW is a Northern Nevada non-profit organization that provides free confidential services in an effort to bring an end to family violence in Washoe County. CAAW provides individuals and families with a step-by-step path to safe and healthy living through individualized service plans as well as the care victims need. CAAW has impacted the lives of hundreds of Northern Nevada women. Unfortunately, since the recession, the number of domestic violence victims has increased. In result, the services CAAW provides has become a greater community need.
“We are excited to support a great cause that empowers independence and self-sufficiency for women and their families,” said Mimi Ellis-Hogan of the NWF Giving Circle.
Since 2008, the donation to CAAW brings NWF Giving Circle awards to more than $620,000 to local area non-profits to help the NWF reach its mission of inspiring achievement. The Circle is comprised of philanthropic women who make multi-year gift commitments for awards to Northern Nevada non-profit organizations. The Giving Circle invites other women to get involved and participate in strengthening and empowering the community.