Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Avalon Center Awarded Competitive $475,000 Transitional Housing Grant

The Avalon Center has been part of the Williamsburg community since 1978. Since then, there have been a variety of service projects and fundraisers in the community to help support the services that the nonprofit offers to women. (Photo courtesy of Avalon)
The Avalon Center has been awarded a competitive grant for its Transitional Housing project. (WYDaily file/Courtesy of Avalon)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Avalon Center has been awarded a three-year $475,000 Transitional Housing grant by the U.S. Department of Justice through the Office of Violence Against Women.

Avalon was one of only sixty-eight projects in the country to receive the highly competitive award.

Avalon is a regional nonprofit organization that works to end domestic and sexual violence through prevention, education, shelter and support services in the greater Williamsburg and Middle Peninsula area.

The center’s services also include a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, legal advocacy and individual and group counseling.

Avalon’s “Next Step” Transitional Housing project will provide community-based transitional housing for survivors of domestic or sexual violence, dating violence or stalking.

The housing assistance will be available for at least six months and up to two years for survivors living in the greater Williamsburg and Middle Peninsula communities.

Virginia Career Works has partnered with Avalon on the project to connect survivors with employment coaching and job training opportunities.

For more information about the Next Step project, visit AvalonCenter.org.

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