New Hope For Women receives $515K federal grant

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 3:15pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Maine organizations will receive grants from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), totaling $915,000, according to a news release.

    These grants are a part of the Transitional Housing Program, designed to provide aid to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are in need of housing assistance as a result of experiencing violence.

    Details of the grants are as follows:

    New Hope For Women of Rockland ($515,000): New Hope for Women is a nonprofit located in Rockland, a rural region of the state, according to the federal agency.

    The organization will provide five scattered-site residences for five survivors and their families through private landlord housing units.

    New Hope for Women will collaborate with its partner New Ventures Maine to provide a holistic, survivor-centered, and multidisciplinary approach to transitional housing needs in the community.

    Caring Unlimited Corporation of Sanford ($400,000): Caring Unlimited is a non-profit organization located in Sanford, Maine, a rural region of the state. The organization will provide 11 program-owned units and rental assistance for four scattered-site housing units. Caring Unlimited will collaborate with its two partners, Sanford Housing Authority and York County Community Action Corporation, to provide services including rental assistance, case management, financial and credit counseling, and job training.