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Capps Announces $300,000 in Violence Against Women Act Funding for the Women's Shelter Program of SLO County


Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

Today, Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) announced that the Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County has been awarded a three year, $300,000 transitional housing grant by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women. Specifically, the funding will allow the Women's Shelter Program to provide transitional housing, rental assistance and support services to 30 to 45 domestic violence survivors and their children, with the goal of assisting survivors in increasing their household income and finding permanent housing.

This important federal funding for the Women's Shelter Program, which does such amazing work in our communities, will make a marked difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors and their children. Since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), we've seen so many women use the tools provided by the law to escape abusive relationships and build new lives for themselves and their children," said Capps.

We are very excited to have been awarded this much needed funding to assist us in better meeting the transitional housing and self-sufficiency needs of domestic violence victims in our community. Whether it is through her support of the reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) or issues relating to health care reform, we are extremely grateful for Congresswoman Lois Capps' steadfast commitment to advocating for the needs of victims in San Luis Obispo County. Lois has successfully championed public policy issues that directly impact the clients we serve," said Jason Reed, Deputy Director, the Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County.

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