Prince George's County Domestic Violence Fund

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Prince George’s County, through the Department of Family Services, established the Domestic Violence Community Grants Fund in March 2017 to award mini-grants to domestic violence prevention nonprofit organizations. Grants assist individuals, families and survivors of domestic violence in achieving a greater level of independence, strengthen the family’s ability to cope with healing, and rebuild the family unit by removing various challenges which inhibit self-sufficiency, including but not limited to legal services, counseling services, support groups, employment, training and housing. The Fund recently made $120,00 in grants to provide survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking with counseling, housing, transportation, and legal services.

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  • Community Advocates for Family and Youth to support the recently launched Begin Again and Thrive program to address housing needs by providing emergency accommodation, permanent relocation, and financial assistance.

  • Community Crisis Services to provide shelter transportation, limited rental support, and to meet individual needs such as school lunches or school supplies for a family or student.

  • Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County to continue funding a staff attorney position and program offering legal assistance.

  • House of Ruth Maryland to support the provision of counseling/therapy services including IPV education, safety planning, and trauma reduction.