December 12, 2018
For Immediate Release
NAGEL FOUNDATION SUPPORTS SHELTER FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS
Boise, ID – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from the John F. Nagel Foundation to help women and children fleeing domestic and/or sexual violence.
WCA’s Bev La Chance (left) and Nagel’s Curt Goldgrabe (right) at the WCA in early December 2018, for the official check presentation. Photo Courtesy of WCA.
The $50,000 grant funding will be used to support the WCA’s emergency shelter and transitional home and provide critical program services to approximately 20 adults—many of whom are accompanied by children. These services include counseling and therapeutic services, case management; life skills, financial education and nurturing parenting classes, court advocacy and childcare.
The John F. Nagel Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Southwest Idaho and has funded the work of the WCA for 10 years.
“We are pleased to continue our support of the WCA and the important role they fill in our community to care for those with great and immediate needs,” said Curt Goldgrabe, Executive Director for the Nagel Foundation. “The WCA is special because it provides help and hope to people who might otherwise be devastated by these senseless acts of violence.”
In 2017, the WCA provided 10,927 safe bed nights to 156 women and children through the emergency shelter and transitional housing programs. This means they were able to sleep without fear – something most people take for granted.
“Domestic violence is one of the primary causes of homelessness for women and children. And, research indicates that the highest risk of physical danger is often during or following the separation,” said Bev La Chance, WCA Deputy Director., “Providing, and sustaining, available secure shelter is essential to those escaping the mayhem of violence. The Nagel Foundation’s strong partnership with the WCA has been instrumental in the agency’s ability to provide this critical direct victim service.”
In addition to safe shelter, the WCA offers case management, counseling, court advocacy, education and a variety of other integrated services and programs to women, men and children victimized by abuse.
About the Nagel Foundation
The Nagel Foundation was formed in 1989 in memory of John F. Nagel and his son Jack Nagel, former owner/operators of Nagel Beverage Company in Boise, Idaho. The Foundation has awarded over $20 million for charitable purposes in southwest Idaho since its inception in 1989.
About the WCA
The Women’s & Children’s Alliance provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The WCA operates secure shelters and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, crisis services and case management to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. For more information, visit www.wcaboise.org.
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