From staff reports
PPC Violence Free Network, a program under Family Service & Children’s Aid Society, received a $20,000 grant through the Mary Kay Foundation.
More than 1,100 domestic violence shelters from across the country applied for the shelter grants.
The money will be used by PPC Violence Free Network to further the organization’s efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services throughout Venango County.
From July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, PPC Violence Free Network provided shelter to 52 adults and children who were experiencing domestic violence.
This means that 2,087 nights of a safe place to sleep were provided as well as 6,261 meals for those individuals.
PPC Violence Free Network not only serves victims of domestic violence but also sexual violence and other serious crimes. Its mission is to work to prevent violence, protect victims, and advocate for change in attitudes about victimization by providing prevention education programs, supportive services, and by promoting social change in the community.