Community Foundation board President Neil Coleman and Grant Committee Chair Bill Herrnstein present Adena Health Foundation’s Director Robin Berno with a grant for $10,024.39 for the Survivors Support Fund.

The Adena Advocacy Program serves the needs of adults and children who have experienced Interpersonal Violence such as Sexual and/or Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, or those who may have been victims of Hate Crimes.  The Survivor Support Fund helps aid survivors in addressing their basic needs and increasing safety for a violence-free life. The fund provides:

  • Clothing and Hygiene Kits for those transitioning to safe shelters, work, or school.
  • Safety Devices, personalized safety plans, and essential items for survivors to take control of their security.
  • Comfort items for children, including blankets, toys, and stuffed animals to ease trauma.

The needs continue to grow and in 2024  the Survivor Support Fund aims to support additional sites and to assist survivors with transportation and return to work needs. 

“Our team appreciates this grant so much.  This allows us to continue to meet the needs of our community members who are at a most vulnerable time.   These simple items meet a real need, and demonstrate caring that is so vitally important“ said Kim Jones, Director of Community Health and Development.

The Adena Health Foundation and the Advocacy Program work to eliminate barriers to a violence-free life for survivors.

Access to more info on the website: Adena Advocacy Program