“In Palm Beach County, police average approximately 285 domestic violence arrests each month and for two years the county ranked third in the state for domestic homicides, dire indications of the need for the type of services FRCWC provides,” states Jane Wagley, program director. “With the greatest of need and limited financial resources, we are proud the Avon Foundation for Women shares our mission and chose to support our program. With these funds, we will be able to provide enhanced direct services to victims of domestic violence in our community.”
The Avon Foundation’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence supports domestic violence awareness, education, direct services and prevention initiatives. Through the end of 2011, in the U.S. alone, the Avon Foundation for Women has provided more than $28 million for the domestic violence and gender violence causes. The Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program has expanded globally to more than 50 countries to help save lives worldwide.
Since 1999, the Florida Resource Center for Women and Children, Inc. has provided services to more than 30,000 women, men and children in Palm Beach County. This includes 38,000 days of shelter, 64,000 hours of counseling, 300 professional training presentations and more than 30,000 crisis calls in 2011 alone. In the same period, FRCWC also provided food, rental, utility, legal and health care assistance to more than 6,700 persons. Operating more than 30 programs, including a mobile health clinic and education center, opened in 2009, and a 24-hour hotline (561-848-8383)
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About the Florida Resource Center for Women and Children, Inc.
The Florida Resource Center for Women and Children (FRCWC) is a nonprofit organization based in Riviera Beach, FL, serving South Florida victims and those at-risk of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse, elderly abuse, teen dating violence, stalking, bullying and abuse of any type, with programs that focus on prevention, intervention, social, economic and healthy independence. FRCWC is a member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County, the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, and the Crisis Management Information System. FRCWC holds local and national certifications to provide batterers intervention services and professional training. For those who need help or want to help, call 561-848-8383 or visit FRCWC online (http://www.frcwc.com), @frcwc1 on Twitter or on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/
About the Avon Foundation for Women
The Avon Foundation for Women, an accredited 501(c)(3) public charity, was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women, and brings this mission to life through focus on two key issues: breast cancer and domestic violence. Through 2011, Avon global philanthropy has donated more than $860 million in more than 50 countries for causes most important to women. The Avon Foundation’s flagship programs include the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade and the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. For more information, visit http://www.avonfoundation.org.