Council approves Development funding requests
Domestic violence victims, families in transition will benefit
CANTON, Ohio - On Monday evening, Canton City Council approved two funding proposals from the city's Department of Development totaling $65,000, both of which will go to local social services agencies that assist families in crisis.
The Domestic Violence Project, Inc., a local organization dedicated to helping find safe shelter and counseling for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, will receive $50,000 in federal grant dollars to help support their operations. In addition to the services just mentioned, this organization also provides the community with awareness and prevention materials - which teach residents how they can avoid domestic violence at home, on the dating scene, and in cases of substance abuse.
Also awarded funds by the City was the Canton YWCA, which will use the funds to continue operating their "New Beginnings" program for women and children in need of transitional housing assistance. The program provides struggling families with the ability to leave homelessness behind on the path to successful, productive lives.
Both of these proposals from the Department of Development were funded using dollars from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG grant program is operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.