FY2021 American Rescue Plan FVPSA Supplemental Funding Tables. The Family and Youth Services Bureau at the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families recently awarded $200 million to support the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Program grantees to make immediate crisis intervention and safety planning services available to victims of domestic violence nationwide; reduce the prevalence of domestic violence in geographically isolated Alaskan Native villages; and promote resiliency and healing for children exposed to domestic violence.
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.