Fam­ily Cri­sis Center re­ceives $20K from Blue Shield Foun­da­tion

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Blue Shield of Cal­i­for­nia Foun­da­tion granted $20,000 to Fam­ily Cri­sis Center of Porter­ville to en­sure its on­go­ing abil­ity to care for, and ad­vo­cate for, sur­vivors of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and con­trib­ute to its pre­ven­tion. Th­ese gen­eral op­er­at­ing funds are meant to pro­vide Fam­ily Cri­sis Center with the flex­i­bil­ity to lever­age new ideas as well as re­spond to new changes and chal­lenges ahead.

“To­day, the ad­vo­cacy and ser­vices that Fam­ily Cri­sis Center pro­vides are more im­por­tant than ever. As we face an un­cer­tain po­lit­i­cal and so­cial en­vi­ron­ment that threat­ens the well­be­ing vul­ner­a­ble fam­i­lies, women, and in­di­vid­u­als ex­pe­ri­enc­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence — as well as the or­ga­ni­za­tions that sup­port them — we need lead­ers like Fam­ily Cri­sis Center to be there to con­tinue help­ing those who strug­gle most,” said Lu­cia Cor­ral Peña, se­nior pro­gram of­fi­cer at Blue Shield of Cal­i­for­nia Foun­da­tion. “We stand to­gether with Fam­ily Cri­sis Center, along­side many other part­ners and lead­ers, in our on­go­ing and col­lec­tive mis­sion to pre­vent, ad­dress — and ul­ti­mately end — do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in Cal­i­for­nia.”

This type of un­re­stricted fund­ing is part of the foun­da­tion’s ef­fort to em­power do­mes­tic vi­o­lence ser­vice providers across the state and en­able them to ad­just to un­ex­pected dif­fi­cul­ties and op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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