Safe Horizons, a domestic abuse shelter, was recently awarded a $9,947 grant from the Union City Community Foundation.

“With the many budget cuts in the past few years, the board of directors and staff are extremely grateful for this grant that will help to provide services to children,” said Lori Palisin, executive director of Safe Horizons. “According to many studies, an estimated 3.3 million children are exposed to violence against their mother or female caretakers by family members.”

Safe Horizons believes that prevention services for children and youth must be one of the highest priorities, and this grant will help children and youth from becoming victims and abusers by helping to maintain the services for children and youth who have witnessed violence in their homes, Palisin said.

The grant will also help to continue violence prevention programs such as the Girl Power and Teen Power violence prevention programs that target both male and female teens to help them learn specific skills to prevent them from becoming victims or perpetrators.

“Safe Horizons Board of Directors, the staff and volunteers are extremely grateful to the Union City Community Foundation for also providing a grant of $800 to purchase a new dishwasher that will greatly utilized at the shelter,” Palisin said.

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