The Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program announced the recipients of Maternity Group Homes for Pregnant and Parenting Youth (MGH) Program grant funding for FY2019. MGH funding helps community-based organizations meet the needs of homeless pregnant and parenting young people, ages 16 up to 22, as well as their dependent children, by providing transitional living services and teaching parenting skills, child development, family budgeting, and health and nutrition.
The National Domestic Violence HotlineVisit disclaimer page (The Hotline) has answered over 5.5 million phone calls, online chats, and text messages from people affected by domestic violence and dating abuse. The Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is available in over 170 languages, including a website in English and Spanish, and provides an immediate response to survivors of abuse, their families, friends, and concerned others. The Hotline directly connects contactors to a seamless referral system of over 5,000 local, community-based programs in response to callers’ needs. StrongHearts Native HelplineVisit disclaimer page , a crisis helpline providing culturally appropriate peer support, information, referrals, and safety planning for Native American survivors of domestic violence receives funding through The Hotline.
This state-based resource center, led by the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center, focuses on the intervention and prevention of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence by offering statewide information, training and technical assistance specially designed to reduce tribal disparities within Alaska Native (AN) communities and villages. The purpose of this project is to enhance the capacity of AN Tribes and tribal organizations to respond to family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence in a culturally sensitive and relevant, and effective manner.
These SSAPC demonstration projects will focus on expanding their capacity (as family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence coalitions; local programs; tribal communities; and community-based programs) to prevent future domestic violence by addressing, in a developmentally appropriate manner, the needs of children exposed to family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence.