$20.59 Million Awarded to Support Victims of Domestic Violence and their Children

October 16, 2020

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) recently awarded $20.59 million to support the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the Alaska Native Tribal Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and 26 Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Children Demonstration Grants. Funded through the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), these programs make services for immediate crisis intervention and safety planning 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.

Since 1984, FVPSA has been an integral part of the Nation’s response to domestic violence by providing funding, oversight, training, technical assistance, and guidance to emergency shelters, crisis hotlines, prevention programs, specialized resource centers, and a wide range of federal, state, local, and tribal partners across the United States. Each year, FVPSA-funded state and tribal programs serve more than 1.3 million victims and their dependents, and respond to 2.7 million crisis calls.

“FVPSA funding supports important partnerships for faith and community-based organizations, state agencies, and other service providers who work with survivors of domestic violence, their children and their families, to help them heal and to reduce the risk of trauma and abuse,” said Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families Elizabeth Darling.

The following agencies were awarded fiscal year 2020 funding to address and prevent domestic and dating violence:

National Domestic Violence Hotline

This five-year Cooperative Agreement began September 30, 2020, and ends September 29, 2025.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Austin, TX

$11,750,000

Alaska Native Tribal Resource Center on Domestic Violence (ANTRC)

This three-year Cooperative Agreement began September 30, 2020, and ends September 29, 2023.

Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center

Fairbanks, AK

$1,000,000

26 Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Children (SSAPC) Demonstration Grants

These two-year Cooperative Agreement began September 30, 2020, and end September 29, 2022.

 

ORGANIZATION LOCATION AMOUNT

A New Leaf, Inc.

Mesa, AZ

$301,539

Bradley Angle

Portland, OR

$301,539

Caminar Latino, Inc

Doraville, GA

$301,538

Center for Domestic Peace

San Rafael, CA

$301,539

Center For Family Services, Inc.

Camden, NJ

$301,538

Child and Family Services

Ewa Beach, HI

$301,538

Child Saving Institute, Inc.

Omaha, NE

$301,538

Children's Home & Aid

Chicago, IL

$301,539

Children's National Medical Center

Washington, DC

$301,539

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Durant, OK

$301,538

Community Advocates for Family & Youth

Capital Heights, MD

$301,539

East Los Angeles Women's Center

Los Angeles, CA

$301,539

Interface Children & Family Services

Camarillo, CA

$301,538

My Sisters' Place, Inc.

White Plains, NY

$301,538

Pueblo Young Women’s Christian Association

Pueblo, CO

$301,538

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Bayfield, WI

$301,539

Retreat, Inc.

Riverhead, NY

$301,538

Sanctuary for Families, Inc.

New York, NY

$301,539

South Bay Community Services

Chula Vista, CA

$301,538

The Center for Women and Families

Louisville, KY

$301,539

The Regents of the University of Colorado

Boulder, CO

$301,539

The Wellspring Alliance for Families, Inc.

Monroe, LA

$301,538

Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Montpelier, VT

$301,539

Violence Intervention Program

New York, NY

$301,539

W.E.A.V.E. Incorporated

Sacramento, CA

$301,538

Women In Safe Homes

Ketchikan, AK

$301,538

 

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Quotes

“FVPSA funding supports important partnerships for faith and community-based organizations, state agencies, and other service providers who work with survivors of domestic violence, their children and their families, to help them heal and to reduce the risk of trauma and abuse.”
— Elizabeth Darling, Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families

Contact

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Office of Communications
330 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

Phone: (202) 401-9215
Fax: (202) 205-9688
Email: media@acf.hhs.gov

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