Week Without Violence 2021 Funding Opportunity
Strengthening Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence during times of COVID-19
We are excited to announce that the application is now live for YWCA USA’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to support up to 4 local associations in response to their community’s needs related to victims and survivors of domestic violence. The funding cycle will be awarded at the culminating Week Without Violence virtual event. We encourage associations with gender-based violence outreach programs, temporary and transitional housing, emergency shelter, or client assistance services to apply.
YWCA USA is the nation’s largest network of domestic and sexual violence service providers. Across the country, we serve more than 500,000 women and children every year with programs ranging from emergency shelters, counseling, support groups, and hotlines.
However, the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis has disproportionately affected these vulnerable members of our communities—survivors of gender-based violence and their children—who face the difficult decision to continue suffering abuse in order to stay safe from the coronavirus, or risk homelessness. YWCAs across the country, from the Bay Area to Detroit, have continued to face an increase in demand for domestic violence and housing services and are being forced to turn away women and children seeking emergency shelter and other services.
This grant opportunity will provide short-term assistance via the COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist four local associations to support responses to their communities’ needs related to victims and survivors of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.