Senator Libous shares their dedication to safety and fairness and joined the fight against domestic violence by securing legislative grants for the Center.
We checked in recently to see how the grant has impacted the Center's services. We also learned about the Center’s latest projects like a new expansion that will create a space for supervised interviews. The new space will include the equipment needed so Child Protective Services staff and law enforcement can conduct more timely and child-friendly investigations. A New Hope Center plans to have this new enhanced space completed by September.
The Senator also helped secure grant funding for RISE. Formerly known as the SOS Shelter, RISE is a Domestic Violence Organization in Endicott. Whether it’s providing shelter or helping to navigate the legal system, RISE has successfully provided relief to domestic violence victims since 1979 by identifying their client’s needs, options and resources.
With careful coordination of their resources, RISE applied their funding to case advocates in family court, freeing up other important services like counseling and social work so that non-residential services at the organization stay strong.
We’ll be checking in on more recipients of the domestic violence agency grants so please stay tuned for more updates.