HONOLULU – Nareit Hawaii presented the nonprofit Domestic Violence Action Center with a grant of $10,000 for its Hale Fund, which provides survivors of abuse with support to increase housing opportunities to protect their safety and independence.
The Domestic Violence Action Center established the Hale Fund to help provide survivors with options to secure and sustain safe housing.
Domestic Violence Action Center CEO Nanci Kreidman pointed out that housing can be an unwieldy challenge for many survivors of abuse. “Without options and support, survivors will be forced to remain in dangerous situations or return to those situations,” said Kreidman. “This gift from Nareit Hawaii is making it possible to support more families as they seek housing to achieve safety.”
Nareit Hawaii Executive Director Gladys Quinto Marrone said, “It’s an honor to support the Hale Fund and know what a positive impact it is making for survivors and families to be free of an abusive situation. We appreciate the emphasis the Domestic Violence Action Center puts on making housing available for families needing assistance and how this improves the overall well-being of our community.”
About the Domestic Violence Action Center
Since 1990, the nonprofit Domestic Violence Action Center has been providing legal information and representation to victims. In addition to legal services, the Center has a complement of advocates to assist and accompany victims as they seek access to community resources in their pursuit of safety and freedom. Agency work involves a commitment to raising public awareness, community building, outreach to immigrant and ethnic communities as well as cis, trans, non-conforming and non-binary survivors. Specialized training, cultural competency and refined expertise in intimate partner abuse are integral to the Domestic Violence Action Center. For more information about the services offered, please visit www.domesticviolenceactioncenter.org.