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February 18, 2009 > Domestic violence shelter receives Chevron grant

Domestic violence shelter receives Chevron grant

Submitted By Sherri Plaza

Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE), a local nonprofit organization serving victims of domestic violence and their families, recently received $50,000 from San-Ramon based Chevron.

"This was an unexpected, yet much welcome, grant. With government funding dwindling every year, it continues to be a challenge to maintain the level of services that our clients require," commented Rodney Clark, Executive Director of SAVE.

"When domestic violence victims reach out to SAVE for help, it is our goal to provide them with the support and services that empower them to make the choices that will lead to a safe and self-sufficient life for themselves and their children. This support comes from the dedicated counselors, advocates, and case managers of SAVE, and the only way we can hire the appropriate level of staffing is with the appropriate level of funding. Chevron's grant will significantly impact our ability to maintain our high quality and level of services, and we are grateful for their investment in SAVE and in ending domestic violence."

SAVE provides comprehensive services to those in need, including a 24-hour crisis hotline, an emergency shelter and transitional housing for abused women and their children; legal, medical, employment, and housing assistance; outreach and community education; crisis intervention at five local police departments; emergency transportation, food and clothing; teen dating violence prevention education program; and individual and group counseling. To make a contribution or to learn more about SAVE go to www.save-dv.org.

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