A Central Coast non-profit that supports local survivors of domestic violence received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation.
In announcing the grant Wednesday, RISE stated the money will be used to support and expand individual and group counseling service for clients and families residing in its two domestic violence shelters located in San Luis Obispo County.
“This award from The Mary Kay Foundation helps us sustain our programs and services for survivors of intimate partner violence,” said Jennifer Adams, Executive Director of RISE. “These funds will help RISE cover the costs necessary to supply both shelters with essential supplies, provide additional training to therapists, and increase staffing. Ultimately, the additional funding from The Mary Kay Foundation will empower families and individuals to recover from their trauma and transform their lives.”
According to the press release, The Mary Kay Foundation was created in 1996 to raise money for funding women’s cancer research and ending domestic violence.
“At Mary Kay, we believe in helping women improve their circumstances and live their best lives. One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and it is our responsibility to support the women’s shelters that aid these survivors,” said President of The Mary Kay Foundation Board of Directors Michael Lunceford.
The two locations for RISE services: 51 Zaca Lane, Suite 100, in San Luis Obispo and 1030 Vine Street, in Paso Robles.
A toll-free crisis line is also available: 855-886-RISE