The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut has announced its 2014 Women & Girls Fund grants, and they're going to more than 50 nonprofit organizations that help women and girls in various areas, including nutrition, job training, leadership skills, and counseling, the Day reports.
"From programs that help prevent the homelessness of families to the support of public policy initiatives, these grants seek to meet immediate basic needs as well as support longer-term policy and education efforts," says Jennifer O'Brien, the foundation's program director.
Among the organizations receiving grants: Safe Futures counseling for domestic violence victims and shelter and alternative shelter programs; Vincent de Paul Place, the Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut's youth program for Latina teenagers; Always Home's homelessness and shelter diversion program; Safe Futures' parenting program at Madonna Place; the Women's Business Development Council to support women in small business development; Mujeres Entre Culturas (Women Between Cultures) to support women in small business development; the United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern Connecticut's Inclusion and Advocacy Program; Ledge Light Health District's Mujeres Entre Culturas (Women Between Cultures); the Girl Scouts of Connecticut's expansion of "scouting in the city of New London for disadvantaged girls"; Planned Parenthood of Southern New England'
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