FAIRFIELD — Solano County received a $65,000, one-year grant to help its Office of Family Violence Prevention.
Money comes from the Avon Foundation for Women. The nationwide program provides funding for full-time economic empowerment coordinators to help domestic violence victims.
Solano County will implement the local program in partnership with the LIFT3 Support Group and Domestic Violence Shelter.
Money will help provide training and support to help domestic violence victims achieve safety and financial independence, said Carolyn Wold, director of the Office of Family Violence Prevention and the Solano Family Justice Center, in a press release.
“In the United States, one in every four women has experienced partner violence or abuse during her lifetime,” Wold said. “One of the primary reasons victims of domestic violence remain in these relationships is because they are financially dependent on their abuser. ”
The Solano Family Justice Center opened April 1 at 604 Empire St. in Fairfield. It has served more than 200 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child and elder abuse. For more information, go to www.solanocounty.com/depts/fvp/mission.asp or call 784-7683.
The Solano County District Attorney’s Office runs the Office of Family Violence Prevention.
Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.