$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.