KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Young Woman’s Christian Association of Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley (YWCA) will receive $450,000 from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to support YWCA’s affordable transitional housing program, announced Acting United States Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III.
YWCA’s Safer and Stronger Transitional Housing Program offers transitional housing to victims of domestic violence and their families. This transitional housing program offers financial education, parenting education, and trauma-informed care, including support groups and classes specifically for victims of domestic violence.
This award is one of many that OVW is distributing in 2021 to support projects that meaningfully address the needs of underserved and marginalized survivors, improve access to justice, enhance survivor safety, hold offenders accountable, and build a coordinated community response to violence against women.
The Office on Violence Against Women provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.