CFS Lands $20K Grant to Support Domestic Violence Shelters, Programs Statewide
Child and Family Service, Hawaii’s family-centered full-service nonprofit, received a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Ash Foundation in support of domestic violence shelters and programs statewide.
The Mary Kay Ash Foundation is unwavering in its pledge to uplift the impactful work of nonprofits like CFS that provide hope and refuge for survivors experiencing violence, CFS stated in a news release Tuesday, May 3.
“CFS extends its deepest gratitude to the Mary Kay Ash Foundation for this award that supports its continued provision of free services to survivors and those seeking help and refuge from domestic violence,” Amanda Pump, chief program officer of CFS, said in the news release.
Together, the two organizations share the goal of ending the violence, breaking the silence and making a difference for survivors of domestic violence everywhere, she added.
The domestic violence shelters operated by CFS welcome all survivors impacted by domestic abuse with open arms no matter their situation and provide support staff to walk alongside them on the path toward healing and independence.
CFS operates four domestic violence shelters in the state, two on O`ahu and two on Hawai`i Island. These shelters offer a safe haven for those fleeing from domestic violence for up to 120 days. Upon arrival, survivors are provided with counseling support and services for adults and children, help in developing a safety plan, assistance in finding safe, permanent housing, and basic needs such as food and clothing. All services are free to survivors.
The locations of the shelters are kept confidential for the privacy and protection of survivors. If you are in need of help, please call our Domestic Abuse Hotlines listed below. If you would like general information on the shelters, please call the main Child and Family Service line: 808-681-3500.
Domestic Violence Shelter Hotlines
808-841-0822 – O‘ahu
808-322-7233 – West Hawai`i Island
808-959-8864 – East Hawai`i Island