Grant funding helps cover our costs for salaries of professional advocates, for supporting the costs to provide a safe haven, for outreach/educational initiatives, and for new direct-client programs.
Often, we see surprised expressions when we tell people that less than 15% of our funding comes from governmental sources (federal, state, local). We do receive some funds from the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) and from the Domestic Peace Fund. These are directed to pay salaries, or a portion of salaries, of our professional staff who work directly with our clients and with our community outreach effort.
We are also United Way partners. Because of their support — and the support they receive from our community — we can bridge emergency needs for safe shelter with empowering families to move beyond a life of violence and instability toward a path of safety, stability, and peace. If you donate to United Way, thank you!
We wish to say “thank you” to the following grantors:
- AutoZone — for safety and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence
- Bikes, Blues, and BBQ – for enhancing our community educational outreach opportunities (*new grantor in 2o15)
- Carl and Alleen McKinney Charitable Trust – for safety and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Benton County
- Cox Charities — for safety and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence (*new grantor in 2o15)
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma – for a new educational program, “Healthy Meals – Healthier Children” to education families on healthy food choice options and to provide healthier food choices for children residing in-shelter
- Verizon HopeLine Grant – for strengthening our outreach client program by providing educational resources
- Walmart Community Grants – over 36 Walmart facilities, departments and division directed community grants to provide safety and emergency shelter