The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded a $65,000 one-year grant to the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center 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 the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center will support victims in the greater Pierce County area 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 honored that the Avon Foundation for Women has awarded the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center the Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment grant. With these funds, we will be able to provide clients with the support and services needed to help them become both economically and emotionally self-sufficient,” said Susan Adams, J.D., Director, Crystal Judson Family Justice Center.
“The Avon Foundation for Women is committed to helping end the cycle of domestic violence and is proud to support the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center 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 the greater Pierce County community 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.
In 2012, the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center provided on-site services to 2300 individual clients and helped over 4500 people calling their Domestic Violence Helpline.
Around the world, at least one in every three women has experienced some form of partner violence or abuse during her lifetime. Reports confirm that domestic violence victims are less likely to leave and stay away from abusers if they have limited hope of achieving independent economic stability. Programs such as the Avon domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Program help make an immediate, tangible difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors by providing hands-on guidance and assistance to help them create independent, violence free lives for themselves, their families, and future generations.
About the Crystal Judson Family Justice CenterThe Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (FJC) was created through an interlocal agreement between the City of Tacoma and Pierce County in 2005. The FJC serves the needs of domestic violence victims and their children by providing comprehensive services in one, central, safe location. The FJC is comprised of many community and government partners. Clients have access to civil legal support, protection orders, DSHS assistance, spiritual support, counseling and support groups, military advocacy, victim support in criminal cases, safety planning, housing, transportation and other emergency assistance (including food and financial assistance).
The Avon Foundation for Women and Speak Out Against Domestic ViolenceThe Avon Foundation for Women, an accredited 501(c) (3) public charity, was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women, and brings this mission to life through focus on two key issues: breast cancer and domestic violence. Avon global philanthropy has donated more than $910 million in more than 50 countries for causes most important to women. The Avon Foundation’s flagship programs include the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade and the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, which supports domestic violence awareness, education, direct services and prevention initiatives. The Avon Foundation has donated $33 million in the United States to support awareness, education, direct service and prevention programs aimed at reducing domestic and gender violence. Globally, Avon supports efforts to end violence against women by raising funds through special product sales and raising awareness through events and with educational information disseminated by 6 million global Avon Representatives.
For more information
For more information on the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center, please visit their web site at www.aplaceofhelp.com or call the Domestic Violence Helpline at (253) 798-4166.
To learn more about the Avon Foundation for Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, visit www.avonfoundation.org, where you can also access a free printable Domestic Violence and Dating Abuse Resource Guide in English and Spanish.
Susan Adams, Crystal Judson Family Justice Center253-798-4310[email protected]
Karyn Margolis, Avon Foundation for Women212-282-5666[email protected]