The Oklahoman

Donation to support domestic violence victims


The Latino Community Developmen­t Agency is receiving a $150,000 grant from Bank of America. The nonprofit will use the funds to support its Proyecto Cambio initiative, which assists domestic violence victims and their legal procedures, improving cultural and linguistic­al services to the growing Hispanic population. It also supports 24hour crisis hotlines and mental health counseling.

An already-high rate of domestic violence has been exacerbate­d by the ongoing pandemic. The funding will help expand services, include writing and translatin­g victim protection orders, navigating the judicial system and providing interpreta­tion during hearings. Bank of America’s funding will help serve at least 1,800 more Latinas in the Oklahoma City area over the next three years.

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