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Contra Costa Family Justice Center Receives Domestic Violence Housing First Program Award

The Contra Costa Family Justice Center is a recent grant recipient of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)’s Domestic Violence Housing First (KD) Program. The KD Program provides funds through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program to “expand the number of projects that will first provide stable housing, and then supportive services, to victims of domestic violence (DV).” This grant program is modeled after the Washington State DV Housing First Program.

The Contra Costa Family Justice Center was awarded the maximum amount of $525,000 for a 21-month subaward performance period.

The Center will use these funds to expand access to safe permanent housing and supportive services for victims of domestic violence in Contra Costa County. The Center will partner with SHELTER, Inc. and STAND! For Families Free of Violence to provide flexible, safe housing and housing-related assistance to victims of domestic violence, while leveraging the Center’s existing network of service providers to provide victims with wraparound supportive services. The services provided for domestic violence victims will be tailored to their specific needs and will be survivor-driven and trauma-informed. In addition to expanding services for victims of domestic violence and helping victims to access long-term stable housing, the Center will continue to engage and educate the community on domestic violence, victims’ rights, and available services for victims.

GPG is proud to have supported Contra Costa Family Justice Center in its proposal to expand housing services for victims of domestic violence.

See http://www.cocofamilyjustice.org for additional information about the Contra Costa Family Justice Center.