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Passage House receives a $20,000 grant to support domestic violence survivors

NIAGARA FALLS – Family and Children’s Services of Niagara has been granted $20,000 from the Verizon Wireless Hopeline program to support domestic violence survivors through the Passage Program and Passage House Shelter.

The funding will allow the program to educate the community and encourage victims of domestic violence to access services available through the Passage Program.

The goal of the Passage Program is to break the cycle of violence and open the door to a future free from abuse for survivors of domestic violence.

Family and Children’s Services of Niagara, a private, non–profit agency, has been providing residents of Niagara County a wide range of community social work services for 120 years. It has offered domestic violence services to the Niagara County community for more than 30 years, including the Passage House Shelter, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of providing emergency shelter services, safety and support to victims of abuse and their children.

Family and Children’s Services of Niagara has offices in Lockport and Niagara Falls and also offers residential services for homeless teenagers at Casey House and the CRIB Maternity group home.