Avon Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence
Avon’s not keeping quiet.
The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded a $65,000 one-year grant to Jewish Family & Children’s Service in support of its Avon Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Program, which provides annual funding for 20 full-time coordinator positions in domestic violence agencies across the United States.
The 2013 Avon Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Program is part of the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative, which launched in 2004 to help end the cycle of domestic violence. The Avon Foundation for Women has donated $33 million for domestic and gender violence programs in the United States, including support for awareness, education, direct service and prevention.
The Avon Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Program’s coordinator position at Jewish Family & Children’s Service will support victims in Maricopa County, including Spanish-speaking, by providing domestic violence survivors with the critical resources and economic empowerment tools necessary to develop self-sufficiency and guide them towards breaking the cycle of abuse, once and for all.
“We are proud that the Avon Foundation for Women shares our mission and has chosen to support our Avon Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Program’s coordinator position. With these funds we will be able to assist many more survivors in their quest to attain self-sufficiency,” said Linda Scott, Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Vice President for its Child & Family Services division.
“The Avon Foundation for Women is committed to helping end the cycle of domestic violence and is proud to support Jewish Family & Children’s Service in its work to help provide domestic violence victims with the resources and tools necessary to become more self-sufficient. With the help of these hands-on coordinators, we hope that more women in Maricopa County can end the cycle of abuse, once and for all, and ensure safety for themselves and their families,” said Avon Foundation for Women President Carol Kurzig.
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