YWCA Rock County receives nearly $500,00 from United Way grant

The grant will help fund all five of the YWCA's programs for the next two years
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JANESVILLE, Wis. — The YWCA of Rock County received a financial boost Wednesday, following the announcement of a $462,526 grant from United Way Blackhawk Region.

The grant, which will be spread out over two years, will fund all five of the YWCA’s programs.

These programs focus on community outreach including immigrant outreach, racial justice, and child care.

The grant will also fund the YWCA’s Alternatives to Violence program, which offers shelter to those in crisis, the Transitions program that helps domestic violence survivors, and the CARE House.

“The money will help fund resources throughout the YWCA programs,” YWCA Rock County Executive Director Andela Moore said in a statement Wednesday. “That includes helping staff the 24-hour help line, providing funding for a child/family advocate to help young victims who utilize our CARE House, as well as, funding to continue the Racial Justice program and its initiatives.”