United Way Grants $132,600 to Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program

United Way Grants $132,600 to Family Service Association of Howard County

KOKOMO, IN / PRESS RELEASE – United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties’ Board of Directors has announced a $132,600 grant to help fund Domestic Violence, a program through Family Service Association of Howard County.

Donations given through the Annual Fundraising Campaign, both individually and through workplace campaigns make this grant possible. United Way donors support services for vulnerable citizens and families who are fleeing from domestic violence or sexual assault through services of crisis intervention, education, prevention and shelter.

“By virtue of individuals in the community whom donate to the United Way Campaign, Family Service Association Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program is able to provide safety and support 24/7, 365, to men, women, and children feeling domestic violence,” said Lindsey Mickler, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Director of Family Service Association. “Your donation helps ensure a child’s basic needs are met. When we meet basic needs, a positive relationship is built that has lasting impacts far beyond the emergency crisis shelter stay.”

Family Service Association’s Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault program provided 112 children and their parent with emergency crisis shelter in 2018. In addition, 80 individuals were supported when reporting their sexual assault. 21 families obtained stable housing through the Rapid ReHousing Program following their emergency crisis stay.

“Getting domestic violence and sexual assault victims the help and support they need to live a life free of violence is crucial,” said Jeff Young, United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties Interim President and CEO. “We are grateful that our donors allow United Way to help reduce the incidence of domestic violence, interpersonal violence and sexual assault in our communities.”

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