Posted: Oct 9, 2012 2:22 PM
BUTTE - Safe Space, a women's shelter serving Butte and the surrounding area, received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation in observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Safe Space plans to use the grant to provide critical support for its emergency shelter program.
"When survivors of domestic violence leave an abusive relationship, finding a safe place to stay is crucial since leaving is one of the most dangerous times for survivors. Without emergency shelters, many survivors face the choice of either becoming homeless or returning to their abuser. During their stay, families participate in supportive services, which assist in planning for the future. So far in 2012, Safe Space has provided 414 nights of emergency shelter to 99 women and children," according to a news release.
Safe Space provides support to those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault through emergency shelter, food, transportation, support services, court accompaniment, 24/7 crisis hotline, on scene hospital and police department advocacy services.