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Delegation announces funds to house abused women and children

Cheyenne and Laramie programs to provide assistance

September 13, 2005

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Craig Thomas, Mike Enzi and Representative Barbara Cubin, all R-Wyo., announced recently that two Wyoming refuge centers for women and children will receive more than $500,000 in funds for programs to help and house abused individuals.

“Wyoming residents are not immune to this type of problem and there are people in our state who need assistance. We are pleased that there is help out there for those who need it. This money will help to provide individuals with a safe harbor while they get out of the abusive relationship and obtain financial independence on the pathway to rebuilding their lives,” said the delegation.

The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Laramie will receive $350,000 and the Safehouse Sexual Assault Services, Inc. in Cheyenne will receive $174,967. The funds will be used to carry out programs for minors, adults and their dependents that are homeless or in need of transitional housing or other assistance due to them leaving a situation of domestic violence.

The funding comes from the fiscal year 2005 Transitional Housing Grant Program and is administered through the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.