Jenesse Center

Jenesse Center
Program Name: 
Domestic Violence Legal Services Program
Grant Year: 
2015
Grant Type: 
General Community
Grant Amount: 
$25,000
Interest Area: 
Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Grant Purpose: 

The Domestic Violence Legal Services Program provides free legal assistance and support to domestic violence victims participating in Jenesse’s shelter, transitional housing, mental health, and vocational program.

Description: 

Founded in 1980, the Jenesse Center works to provide families who are victims of domestic violence with a comprehensive, centralized base of support that is culturally responsive to low income African American women and women of color.  Its services ensure victims transition from immediate crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. It seeks to prevent and end the cycle of domestic violence through youth programming, education, public awareness and outreach initiatives. Its intervention services include emergency and transitional housing, mental health services, and vocational training and support services.

Grant Quote: 

"Your generous support of our legal program enables us to continue making a difference, as we eliminate all obstacles to peace."

-Karen Earl, Executive Director and CEO, Jenesse Center