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Program Expansion: Preventing Homelessness for Survivors of Domestic Violence | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation doubles efforts by adding nine new service providers to Domestic Violence Housing First

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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SEATTLE -- The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) announced today the expansion of its program to help prevent homelessness for survivors of domestic violence by working with nine additional service providers. With the aim of eliminating housing as a reason to stay in an abusive relationship, Domestic Violence Housing First focuses on helping survivors of abuse retain or access safe permanent housing quickly, often bypassing emergency shelter.

WSCADV has been awarded a grant of $455,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide technical assistance to the domestic violence service providers participating in Domestic Violence Housing First. Nine domestic violence programs across the state will each receive three-year grants, representing a total investment of $1,927,852 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement this promising new practice.

To read the full release, visit the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence web site.

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