Putting Grants to Good Use

Thanks to a generous grant from the San Diego Foundation, No Silence No Violence has been able to continue our critical support for survivors who have been impacted by COVID-19. Job loss due to the pandemic has hit our clients particularly hard. Since March 2020, we have been able to provide:

  • $6,240 for trauma therapy for survivors who have lost their health insurance coverage 
  • $13,000 for legal fees required to obtain restraining orders and handle divorces & custody battles.
  • $4,500 to help transition families out of shelters and into their own rentals.
  • $300 for necessities like obtaining a safe mobile phone, children’s clothing, gas, etc.

A heartfelt thank-you from one of our survivors

I never thought I would ever be able to live the life I’m starting to live now. I remember thinking I should just end my life and felt no one cared or would care. I couldn’t be where I am now — physically and emotionally —without No Silence No Violence and this incredible foundation’s support.

My life, but most importantly my son’s life, changed for the better once I was given financial help to get us moved into our own place. I felt like I was dreaming; still feels like a dream. 

We don’t have much in the way of material things, but we now have a home full of love and not hate! One day I hope to return the favor by helping someone in need.

Thank you from my whole heart.”

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