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Partnership Announces Recipients of Statewide Economic Empowerment Grants, Funded by Allstate Foundation

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Contact: Camille Hayes, Public Affairs Specialist,
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
Phone: 916-444-7163; Fax: 916-444-7165

Domestic Violence Coalition Announces Recipients of Statewide Economic Empowerment Grants, Funded by Allstate Foundation

Sacramento, November 8, 2013 —The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s B.O.S.S. Economic Empowerment Program grants, made possible by the Allstate Foundation. The B.O.S.S. program—Building Opportunities for Survivors’ Success—is an initiative designed to help domestic violence service providers guide survivors in achieving the financial stability necessary to keep their families safe. In this second year of the B.O.S.S. program, the Partnership is funding three California agencies: Family Services of Tulare County, Shelter Outreach Plus in Monterey County and RISE in San Luis Obispo.

This statewide collaboration will enable the Partnership to make the Allstate Foundation’s Moving Ahead Through Financial Management curriculum available to shelter residents and others affected by domestic violence. Economic concerns are the most frequently cited reason victims return to abusive relationships. Domestic violence advocates know that in order for survivors to build new, violence-free lives, they must have a solid financial foundation. Over the course of the coming year, the Partnership will use Allstate Foundation’s generous grant to support the participating agencies in training their advocates to teach this financial curriculum to their clients.

The Partnership, the statewide umbrella organization for California’s domestic violence service providers, is uniquely positioned to support community programs in collaborative projects and resource-sharing. Partnership Interim Executive Director Kathy Moore says she is looking forward to another productive year of collaboration with the Allstate Foundation. “The first year of the B.O.S.S. program was a tremendous success,” she said. “In year two we want to ensure that even more domestic violence advocates are trained in this important curriculum, so that more survivors can benefit. We thank the Allstate Foundation for making this important program possible.”

About the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s statewide domestic violence coalition, with organizational and individual members across the state. Working at the local, state and national levels for nearly 30 years, the Partnership has a long track record of successfully passing over 100 pieces of legislation on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children. The Partnership believes that by sharing expertise, advocates and legislators can end domestic violence. Every day we inspire, inform and connect all those concerned with this issue, because together we’re stronger. With offices in Sacramento, the Partnership’s member programs span the entire state.