This $1.3 million from the City will help young people and women escape violence

The Sacramento City Council last week approved $1 million in contracts for the Gang Prevention and Intervention Taskforce (GPIT) Grant Program; it also approved a $300,000 agreement to help women and children escaping from domestic violence.

The $1.3 million in funding is overseen by the City’s Department of Community Response.

WEAVE, Inc. will receive a $300,000 grant to help women and their children in temporary shelters find permanent housing and with case management, counseling and employment services.

“Domestic violence is one of the main reasons women and children become homeless,” said Department of Community Response Director Bridgette Dean. “And too often, the experience of poverty and homelessness becomes a multi-generational problem. This contract with WEAVE will help break that cycle by moving these families into more stable permanent housing.”

Six community-based organizations will receive $1 million in funding under the GPIT Grant Program. The grant program, administered by the Office of Violence Prevention, helps reach young people at risk of becoming involved in gang violence.

“These organizations know our region, they know the situation in specific neighborhoods, and they know how to reach more of our youth with alternatives to gangs and violence,” said Dr. Nicole Clavo, director of the Office of Violence Prevention. “They all do similar work, but in slightly different directions so together, they cover a lot of ground.”

Here are the six CBOs and the amounts they are receiving:

  • Academics 4 Athletes — $83,330
  • Brother 2 Brother — $249,990
  • Helping Our People Eat — $83,333
  • Impact Sac — $249,999
  • Neighborhood Wellness Foundation — $249,990
  • Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center — $83,333

Please visit the Office of Violence Prevention’s webpage for more information about its partners and programs.

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