Family & Children's Service of Niagara recently received a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program to help support domestic violence survivors through the Passage Program and Passage House Shelter in Niagara County. The funding will enhance services by extending advocacy and outreach efforts to educate the community and to encourage victims of domestic violence to access services that are available to them through the Passage Program.
The goal of the Passage domestic violence program services is to break the cycle of violence and open the door to hope and a future free from abuse for survivors.
Founded in 1895, Family & Children's Service of Niagara, a private, nonprofit agency, has been providing the residents of Niagara County with a wide range of community social work services for 120 years, benefitting individuals at all stages of the life cycle (from infants to adults). Passage House Shelter recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of providing emergency shelter services, safety and support to victims of abuse and their children. It has more than 30 years of experience in providing domestic violence services in the Niagara community.
Family & Children's Service has offices in Niagara Falls and Lockport, and operates two residential programs serving Niagara County: Casey House Shelter for homeless teens and The CRIB Maternity Group Home.