Monument Partnership receives $300K in federal funding

September 27, 2010 23:07 pm · 46 comments

$300,000 in federal funding has been awarded to the Monument Partnership & STAND Against Domestic Violence to help address domestic violence in Concord’s Latino community, according to Congressman George Miller.

Congressman Miller issued the following statement….

I congratulate Monument and STAND on winning this grant. Federal funding like this plays an important role in our community and in cities across the country. It supports local jobs and helps reduce domestic violence in our community.

Monument Community Partnership (MCP) will hire a full-time bilingual “promotora,” or Latino community counselor, and STAND will hire a full-time bilingual domestic violence advocate who will work together to provide informational sessions for domestic violence victims and train Latino community leaders about domestic violence in the Latino community.

The promotora will also be responsible for recruiting parents to co-facilitate ‘Family Nights’ to be hosted at local community centers, churches, and schools to discuss domestic violence in the Latino community. The STAND advocate will also provide crisis intervention services to domestic violence victims who file complaints with the Concord Police Department.

In addition, STAND will hire a part-time bilingual therapist to provide culturally and linguistically specific individual or parent-child therapy for victims.

The therapist will also serve victims in culturally and linguistically specific support groups annually.

The $300,000 grant was awarded through the Grants to Enhance Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services Program.

The grant program was created by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005, which Miller cosponsored and voted for in the Congress.

1 Annonnnn September 27, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Hire some cops and station them on Monument.

2 anon September 27, 2010 at 11:43 PM

Great….I also read that it is federal monies targeted specifically to those that don’t speak English, or are afraid to go to the police because of immigration issues. I understand domestic violence is a bad thing, yet here is another $300K that is going tp persons that are most likely here illegally…Who said the illegal population is a drain on the community??? Why can’t this be made available to ALL the victims of domestic violence in Concord instead of just those on the Monument Corridor??

3 Bert September 28, 2010 at 12:15 AM

I salute the the Org for winning the grant. For all those who are saying that we’re pouring tax dollars on “illegals” have to see the bigger picture. The correlation between domestic violence and OTHER societal problems are amazing so why not invest in this? This, indirectly, affects all of us in a positive way.

4 WHA? September 28, 2010 at 12:35 AM

I agree with Bert!

Where did it say that this is targeted to “illegal” Latinos?

People just looking to complain……….

5 BSA September 28, 2010 at 12:38 AM

I’m for all women and children gettig all the help they can and any race.
It is especially important getting the imformation out thair to them. They need to know help is thair for you and you can be safe.

6 Paul September 28, 2010 at 2:05 AM

They should have put this money towards reopening the Concord PD field office on Monument! A lot crime in Concord is in the neighborhoods off of Monument. Our govn’t doesn’t know how to spend our tax dollars.

How about using that money towards ICE and getting rid of the Illegals in the Monument area???

7 Violence is Gender Neutral September 28, 2010 at 2:06 AM

I am disappointed to see that this problem has put a gender label on Domestic-Violence.

As the male victim of a female domestic batterer I take umbrage with this kind of bigotry, in 2010

This kind of gender bigotry is akin to only having programs to protect victims of one race, one color, or one creed, from crime.

8 Esteban September 28, 2010 at 2:19 AM

Bert and WHA,

It doesn’t say it’s targeted to “illegal” Latinos, but come on, we’re talking Monument here.

9 We B Broke September 28, 2010 at 3:16 AM

How does a Government that is trillions of dollars in debt find money to offer grants?

10 Tequila September 28, 2010 at 5:15 AM

Close any places that sell liquor in the area and the problem would be solved. After a hard day standing outside U-Haul some will go home, get drunk and beat the crap out of their wife.

Your tax dollars at work.

11 fobuddy September 28, 2010 at 6:27 AM

Billions spent on Ilegals. BILLIONS. It all adds up to a steady drain out of American pockets. Ilegals broke the bank and George Miller is the reason they are getting away with it.

Enjoy your cost of living increase, folks. More is coming. Or should I say less…opps, thats right politicians and union workers get their raises every year.

12 Elly September 28, 2010 at 7:09 AM

Great, STAND discontinues their marriage counseling services for everyone and gets this grant instead!

13 Paco September 28, 2010 at 7:44 AM

Great, well, it’s no BS that just about all of the immigrants on the Monument corridor are illegal. Let’s keep it real here folks. Putting the fuzzy-wuzzies aside, yes, this is another drain on “the system”. 3rd world cultures tend to be a drain on a 1st world system in many ways. The fighting, drunk driving, molestations, vandalism, theft…. These are drains on the system as well. In short, If you keep on giving them free stuff they will never leave.

14 David Molstad September 28, 2010 at 8:00 AM

The concept of STAND is a wonderful service for the community. If you listen to the CPD link on this site for any length of time you hear a lot of calls for help from people in the Monument corridor, specially along Melody. I believe the churches and non profit community groups should be the place people can go for counseling services and help.

I do not believe the federal government should be funding this sort of program. Local charities have a better understanding of the community needs. We pay a ton of taxes that go to DC, those tax dollars should stay in our community to help us first.

The language of the United States is American English. Period. And if people are residing in this country illegally, it is ILLEGAL! Period!

The Rule of Law must prevail.

15 Anon September 28, 2010 at 8:20 AM

The grant fund managers should be permitted to spend the money on deportation if any and all persons are here illegally, including their children born here in the U.S. Absolutely NO other welfare, social, medical, or educational services should be provided to any person here illegally. The first thing any illegal alien should receive is a bus ride across the border.

For anyone here LEGALLY, regardless of race or any other characteristic, they should be provided abuse protection services, welfare, medical, other social services, BUT any and all recipients of such services must commit themselves to learning the English language, basic financial management skills, how to assimilate into U.S. society, and go to a school to learn a trade or other career skills. They must complete this training within a non-negotiable and specific time frame, after which their welfare and other services will run out.

This is entirely fair. Quite frankly I’m tired of other people driving down the quality of life where I live, given how hard I’ve worked, for years!

16 Stop Miller September 28, 2010 at 8:34 AM

Another reason why George MIller must go. On September 2, Pajamas Media published an article about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). A 140 bloggers commented, and what emerges is disturbing. Two examples:

>>>Comment 20. At least in the SW, the biggest problem is women using VAWA to stop ICE proceedings against them. All it requires is a community advocate or shady immigration lawyer to help them file a court order against a real or imagined boyfriend and you are free and clear. The judges are instructed in AZ to side with petitioner. It’s a racket.

>>>Comment 32 (paragraphs 1 and 2): In his book, “Taken Into Custody” (The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family), Stephen Baskerville has detailed the growth of the divorce industry and the many parasites that feed off of it:

>>>What we are describing here is the divorce industry, a massive and largely hidden governmental and quasi-governmental machine consisting of judges, lawyers, psychologists and psychiatrists, social workers, child protective services, child-support enforcement agents, mediators, counselors, and feminist groups, plus an extensive host of economic interests, such as divorce planners, forensic accountants, real estate appraisers, and many others. These officials and professionals invariably profess to be motivated by concern for the “best interest” of the other people’s children. Yet their services are activated only with the dissolution of families and the removal of parents. Whatever pieties they may proclaim therefore, the hard reality is that they have a concrete interest in encouraging family break-up, and virtually all their power and earnings derive from the harm that divorce inflicts on children. “Fights over control of the children,” reports one former divorce insider, “are where most of the billable hours in family court are consumed.”

17 KJ September 28, 2010 at 8:49 AM

David Molstad – “We pay a ton of taxes that go to DC, those tax dollars should stay in our community to help us first.”

$300,000 is coming to our local community to be spent locally — and you’re complaining?

I’m happy some of our tax dollars are coming here instead of going to an Afghani poppy farmer or warlord. $300,000 is a pittance compared to the billions of dollars wasted in Iraq (actually, lost track of in Iraq!) and Afghanistan by the Pentagon, but it’s something. Thank you, George Miller!

18 Paul September 28, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Vote for Rick Tubbs who is going up against George Miller in Nov. if you want issues like this resolved.He is Republican businessman and retired from the U.S.A.F..

19 Tax Dollars September 28, 2010 at 9:12 AM

The important thing is for every tax dollar we sent to Wash DC we need to get a dollar back for our local ecnonomy. I’m tired of my taxes going to other states. Miller has the experience to do that not some rookie with no experience.

20 observer September 28, 2010 at 9:25 AM

We B Broke – I was wondering the same thing.

Molstad – you might want to check out your map because there is no “Melody” in the Monument corridor.

21 observer September 28, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Molstad, maybe you meant “Mohr” Lane?

22 BagsFlyFree September 28, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Right program, but wrong target area. Keep the services flowing to citizens and those who are here legally.

23 Robert September 28, 2010 at 9:41 AM


24 anaoymous September 28, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Gimme a break. This is pure George Miller( Nancy Pelosis body guard) pandering to Hispanics.

25 Monumex September 28, 2010 at 9:54 AM

How about spending the money on English lessons and Birth Control classes?

26 Ian September 28, 2010 at 9:58 AM

“help address domestic violence in Concord’s Latino community”

Black, white, and asian communities, the rule of thumb still applies for you.

27 rubio September 28, 2010 at 9:59 AM

And the import of Third World “Values” continues unabated. Even better the American taxpayer paying to “educate” a bunch of poor, semi-literate, under-educated, (mostly-) illegal aliens that beating up girls is a no-no. And we can’t execute a rapist/murderer because of an f-ing expiration date on the ANESTHETIC we have to inject the garbage with BEFORE we administer the drugs that will kill him.

This city, this state, this country is stark raving mad.

28 Concordanon September 28, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Wow, what a lot of hatred in this thread. The government is doing something to help victims of domestic violence in our community and most of you bitch and complain because it’s not targeted at white people. How pathetic.

29 Terry Kremin September 28, 2010 at 10:49 AM

@KJ and Tax Dollars –

Exactly right – with the amount of federal taxes we pay, and with our federal representatives of both parties buying their way up their party power chains giving away our money to all the other states, we should be celebrating ANY of that money we get back into our state!

We should be applying for TONS more of these grants of whatever kind, bent, ethinic, whatever.
And we should be pressuring our fed legislators to quit paying their political ambition bills with *our* tax dollars and demand they start bringing back home more of our tax dollars.

30 Paul September 28, 2010 at 10:55 AM


Nobody was complaining about the money not going to “White People”. You better read the comments again. You sound like the racist here.

31 Mongoose September 28, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Bert #3…The ‘Big Picture’ is the continuing lack of enforcement on the local, state, and national level.

Concordanon #28….No, because it is targeted at the ‘Wrong” people….you do not reward bad behavior….unless of course you are George Miller and trying to suck up more votes for another do nothing decade in Congress.

32 Ian September 28, 2010 at 11:08 AM

It shouldn’t be targeted to anyone. Domestic violence is domestic violence. I’m all for them having an interpreter or two there. But, are they suggesting that you are only welcome to come in if you are a Latino woman? That’s just wrong.

33 Spearheadmon September 28, 2010 at 11:09 AM

This is great I’m happy to hear they got the grant . I ‘m for spending more money on the social services of our town. Hats off to those giving a helping hand.

34 Newman September 28, 2010 at 11:14 AM

A complete waste of money and effort. And the targeting of specific nationalities is a disgrace. Why should these people get special treatment? They should provide this service to everyone in Concord and all materials and counseling should be in ENGLISH.

God, I hope we can get rid of Miller once and for all. The guy is a pandering slimeball.

35 No way September 28, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Dude #7 .. Man o Man, a chick beat you up?? gesh, grow a pair and put the smackdown on her!
How do you expect to ever be a man if you let a woman push you around??

36 MDHS80 September 28, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Didn’t know that domestic violence only happens in the latino community. What about the rest of the City and what about hiring more police.

tisk tisk tisk

37 Anon September 28, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Wow, feeling the human compassion on this thread – not.

38 Stop Miller September 28, 2010 at 12:42 PM

More excerpts from

>>>Earlier this year, Stop Abusive and Violent Environments, a Washington, D.C.-based victim advocacy organization, released a report titled “How Domestic Violence Laws Curtail our Fundamental Freedoms.” The report concludes that each year, over two million Americans have their fundamental civil liberties overruled by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

>>>Consider the constitutional guarantees of due process, probable cause for arrest, right to a fair trial, and equal treatment under the law — all are cast aside by get-tough-on-crime domestic violence laws.

The VAWA is a prime example of federal legislation that creates oppressive regulations while reducing states rights. VAWA creates another lawsuit friendly “victim class” which benefits lawyers, to detriment of ordinary citizens. Many of George Miller’s backers include Trail Attorneys. They thrive on legislation like this.

39 Anonagain September 28, 2010 at 12:52 PM

To “Concordanon” and the rest of you moaning about all the “hate” on this thread…learn to read, and learn to use your brain.

Call it hate as much as you want, but that doesn’t make it so. What you’re seeing is a lot of folks sick and tired of their tax dollars going to services of one kind or another for people here illegally.

You can argue all you want over whether or not the word illegal was used, but anyone mature enough to be honest about the issue knows this is a big part of the picture.

Nobody is against helping victims of abuse, regardless of their race or citizenship status. People are just sick and tired of people like you, and politicians that think like you, that ignore the impact people being here illegally, so while this topic isn’t exclusive to a certain type of citizenship status, this is why people are bringing it up.

40 PH Mom September 28, 2010 at 1:06 PM

This is why Rick Tubbs needs to defeat George Miller!!!

41 concerned mom September 28, 2010 at 1:21 PM

They should have put the money in education not ileagal immigrants. For gods sake start thinking people. When the police arrest someone and find out they should not be here deport them and spend the money on education and not just what they have been doing (waste) but real programs real education. PH Mom Rick Tubbs will defeat George spend my money wrong Miller.

42 anon September 28, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Thank you for saying it like it is.

43 Concordanon September 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Anonagain said “Nobody is against helping victims of abuse, regardless of their race or citizenship status.”

Really???? Most of the posters on this thread are against helping victims of abuse in the Monument Corridor BECAUSE they are hispanic. And through some incredible leap of logic, because most of them are hispanic, a lot of the posters on here assume they MUST be here illegally.

Anonagain – let me give you a few examples of posters criticizing this grant BECAUSE it will benefit a hispanic part of our community: concerned mom #41, Anon #2, Paco #13, MDHS80 #36, Newman #34, Ian #32, Mongoose #31.

44 Stop Miller September 28, 2010 at 2:55 PM

According to, a book– “Taken Into Custody” argues that the the divorce industry is a government-run system that tears apart families, separates children from fit and loving parents, confiscates the wealth of families, and turns law-abiding citizens into criminals in ways they are powerless to avoid.

The book explores:

–How hysterical propaganda about domestic violence is destroying families, endangering children, and making criminals of innocent parents

–How family courts operate as if there is no Bill of Rights, denying parents their constitutional legal protections

–It exposes the greatest and most destructive civil rights abuse in America today. Family courts and Soviet-style bureaucracies trample basic civil liberties, entering homes uninvited and taking away people’s children at will, then throwing the parents into jail without any form of due process, much less a trial. No parent, no child, no family in America is safe.

45 Feckin Irish Mouse September 28, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Ah more of our tax dollars being spent in the Monument/Detroit Baby Machine. Let’s see…………We have the Health Bus that is free to them, WIC Breast Feeding “Promotoras” to teach them how to breast feed their brood and this programs main focus are the Mexicans as all the counselors/promotoras are “Spanish” speaking, all governement service info and my favorite “voting” info available in Mexican (sorry ACC what they speak is the Mexican dialect of Spanish, a Spaniard would have a hard time understanding the Mexican accent. I spent time in Spain and it is not the same accent. Real Spanish is smoother), loitering laws not enforced, driving privledes extended to them even though they have no license or insurance and the cars are not registerd, classroom education for their kids provided in “their” language and now this. Another service for THEM in THEIR language. The City , State and Feds need to stop being “enablers”…..If people want to live in this country learn the language. If they refuse tolearn the language then they will be SOL as far as services, priveldges, education and voting.
MDHS80 is right.what about the rest of Concord???????

46 We B Broke September 28, 2010 at 3:41 PM

A country that is trillions in debt does not have any business handing out Grants for any purpose. All federal Grants should be suspended until the country is out of debt. apply that grant money towards the deficit. It does not matter how good a program is or how much it is needed. We are BROKE we can’t afford to be giving away money when we have bills we can’t pay.

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