YWCA of Central Massachusetts receives $370K in grant money to provide housing for victims of human trafficking
The YWCA of Central Massachusetts has received a grant worth more than $370,000 from the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs to provide housing for victims of human trafficking.
U.S. Attorney Lelling Announces Grant Award to Provide Housing to Victims of Human Trafficking in Massachusetts
(STL.News) – United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling announced today that the YWCA Central Massachusetts received over $370,000 from the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs to provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to victims of human trafficking.
Telegram & Gazette
YWCA of Central Mass. snags Justice Dept. grant
WORCESTER — The YWCA of Central Mass. has received more than $370,000 from the Justice Department’s office of justice programs to provide housing and services to victims of human trafficking. The office of U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling announced the grant Wednesday. The funding will provide from six months to up to two years of transitional or short-term housing assistance to the trafficking victims, including rental, utilities or related expenses, such as security deposits and relocation costs.
DOJ grants more than $370,000 to YWCA of Central Mass. to provide housing for human trafficking victims
“The YWCA Central Massachusetts is doing righteous work by equipping survivors with the resources and help they need to rebuild their lives,” said Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling
This Week in Worcester
Pandemic Creating More Havoc for Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Trafficking
WORCESTER – The pandemic has made life a lot harder for everyone. For women who are going through domestic, physical abuse, being trafficked, or sexually exploited, times are much harder. Being in danger during COVID, trying to find shelter, help, and resources becomes even more of a challenge. Being home is the scariest place to be right now, especially during this pandemic. Resources during the pandemic were available. YWCA never stopped offering our 24/7 helpline, court support, short-term counseling or shelter. Getting help is more challenging for survivors who are sheltering in place with their abuser to access these services. Being quarantined with their abuser is scary,” said Deborah Hall, Director of Domestic Violence Services at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts.
Lifestyle: Why I Support the ‘YW’
The YWCA of Central Massachusetts is an astonishing force of an institution. I find its dedication to eliminating racism and empowering women to be, frankly, exceptional. Here’s why.
Three Nonprofits Get $225K for Social Media Safety for Girls
January 13, 2020 — The Fred Harris Daniels Foundation has awarded a $225,000 grant to be shared by the three largest girl-focused nonprofits in Worcester that have joined to form a new program designed to support girls and their families with the tools to be safe in today’s digital world. Sharing the three-year grant are Girls Inc. of Worcester, Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, and YWCA Central Massachusetts.
‘We want to reflect the community, not a quota’; Worcester making progress in hiring diverse-looking set of employees
Some of that training will come from the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, according to Maritza Cruz, the nonprofit’s director of racial and gender equity. Cruz said she’s working with Chacko to plan workshops on topics including racial equity.
Worcester Business Journal
Worcester YWCA begins $24M renovation
The YWCA Central Massachusetts began construction Thursday on a $24-million renovation of its Worcester facility.The construction project has already hit a milestone: what the nonprofit says is the city's first community benefits agreement, which ensures an all-women led construction management team. It'll also promise living-wage jobs with benefits, and an emphasis on diversity by employing union contractors, local women and people of color.
Telegram & Gazette
Women-led YWCA construction project breaks ground in
Women-led YWCA construction project breaks ground in Worcester. By Susan Spencer Telegram & Gazette Staff ... the challenge of the new downtown,” as YWCA Central Massachusetts President Roberta Brien announced, ...