Employment for victims of domestic violence focus of Verizon Foundation grant to Children & Families of Iowa
November 26, 2018, Des Moines, Iowa – A grant awarded to Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) by the Verizon Foundation will provide victims of domestic violence with services and resources necessary to help them overcome the economic insecurity that is often imposed on them by their abusers by helping them gain employment.
“Financial stability is vitally important for those seeking refuge from abuse,” said Amy Stapp-Arpy, CDO/ VP of Development and Communications at CFI. “The support from Verizon will make it possible for CFI to continue to help domestic violence victims rebuild their lives.”
Verizon’s $5,000 grant will assist in providing services such as pre-employment assessments, financial literacy workshops, computer skills classes, résumé writing, career exploration, and interview preparation. CFI utilizes these services combined with a one-on-one approach to help victims achieve financial sustainability.
To learn more about CFI’s services, visit http://cfiowa.org/programs. To learn more about grant and sponsorship opportunities through Verizion, visit https://www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/giving-and-grants.
About Children & Families of Iowa
Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families throughout Iowa. Headquartered in Des Moines with offices in Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Osceola and Ottumwa, CFI provides services such as: domestic violence prevention and intervention, teen programs, family support, early childhood development, mental health and substance abuse. The organization’s mission is to restore hope, build futures and change lives. Visit www.cfiowa.org for more information.
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