The first grant cycle for the Safe Haven Legacy Fund is now open through Feb. 14.
Eligible nonprofit organizations are encouraged to submit an application that addresses long-term or permanent housing needs for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The grant will be not be used emergency or temporary housing.
The Greater Pike Community Foundation is administering the fund.
“Due to the generosity of donors and of Safe Haven of Pike County, this fund, established to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, will be awarding $4,400 to an eligible program,” said Maryanne Monte, chair of Greater Pike’s Grant Committee.
Since Greater Pike opens various grant opportunities during the year, it is important to indicate on the application that it is for a grant from the Safe Haven Legacy Fund. The application may be downloaded at greaterpike.org/grants.
While there are many programs that assist with temporary housing for victims of domestic violence, this fund addresses a need for permanent housing,” said Greater Pike Executive Director Jenni Hamill. “I am looking forward to hearing from local non-profits and learning about their ideas for addressing this critical problem. I am also grateful to the previous Safe Haven board members who put this program in place.”
The Safe Haven Legacy Fund was the vision of the board ofdirectors of Safe Haven of Pike County and its former executive director Christina Byrne. Safe Haven closed its doors in 2019 after a 28-year run.
Online donations to the fund may be made at greaterpike.org/our-funds (scroll down to Safe Haven Legacy Fund and click on the link for making a donation).