Foundation donates to help stop domestic violence

The Hearts & Vines Foundation will contribute $160,000 to organizations focused on curbing and treating domestic violence, including $100,000 to Community Works for its domestic violence victims shelter.

The awards will be presented at a noon luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Medical Eye Center, Rogue Room, 1333 E. Barnett Road, Medford.

The $100,000 grant to Community Works/Victim Services is primarily earmarked for the Dunn House, which provides temporary shelter and resources for victims of domestic violence.

Other awards announced are:

  • $15,000 to the Family Nurturing Center for mental health therapy to children and parents.
  • $15,000 to the Domestic Violence Foundation to assist in its efforts to provide housing to victims of domestic violence.
  • $12,500 to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which supports volunteers who help abused and neglected foster children in the court system and the community.
  • $10,000 to Project Dove to assist in its efforts to promote community wellness by working with students to reduce the effects of living in a violent home.
  • $7,500 to the Children's Advocacy Center for continued mentoring, and specialized therapy services for youth reporting physical and sexual abuse.

In its 19 years, the Hearts & Vines Foundation has contributed more than $2 million to area organizations. Funds are raised through an annual auction held at Valley View Vineyards in Ruch. The 20th annual Hearts & Vines Auction will be held on Aug. 17.

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