Posted: Oct 10, 2012 4:41 PM by KXLF Media Center
Updated: Oct 10, 2012 4:47 PM
Safe Space, an emergency shelter for woman and children in Butte, was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation.
In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month the Mary Kay Foundation is awarding domestic violence shelters across the country, according to Sarah Weber, executive director of Safe Space. The foundation will distribute grants to more than 150 shelters, totaling $3 million in awarded grant money. Only one domestic violence shelter in the state of Montana was recognized.
"The economy is tight, and non-profits like ours feel that," Weber said. She plans to put the grant towards the critical services that Safe Space provides to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
This year Safe Space has provided 414 nights of emergency shelter to 99 women and children, according to Weber.
Donations and volunteers are always appreciated at Safe Space. You can contact the shelter at (406)782-9807. If you are seeking shelter at Safe Space call their crisis line at (406) 782-8511.