Grant for 2014

Amount
$223,075
Term
37 months
Minot, ND—In recognition of winning a 2014 Bush Prize for Community Innovation, this grant will advance this organization's charitable purpose

2014 Bush Prize Winner | Domestic Violence Crisis Center

2014 Bush Prize Winner | Domestic Violence Crisis Center

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Domestic Violence Crisis Center (Photographer Wes Eisenhauer)
Domestic Violence Crisis Center (Photographer Wes Eisenhauer)

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The staff of Domestic Violence Crisis Center (Photographer Wes Eisenhauer)
The staff of Domestic Violence Crisis Center (Photographer Wes Eisenhauer)

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The New Beginnings Campus (Photographer Wes Eisenhauer)
The New Beginnings Campus (Photographer Wes Eisenhauer)

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Executive Director Dena O. Filler (Photographer Wes Eisenhauer)
Executive Director Dena O. Filler (Photographer Wes Eisenhauer)

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Playroom at the New Beginnings Campus (Photographer Wes Eisenhauer)
Playroom at the New Beginnings Campus (Photographer Wes Eisenhauer)

The Big Idea

The oil boom brought significant increases in population to rural North Dakota and a more than 100% increase in the number of women seeking assistance from the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC), the only agency in a 100-mile radius that provides crisis services and emergency food, clothing and shelter to women and children fleeing domestic violence.

To meet escalating demands, in 2013 DVCC opened the New Beginnings Campus where women and their children can more easily access the resources needed to break free from domestic abuse. One of only a handful of such projects in the U.S., the Campus provides a dignified setting for people who are in the midst of making difficult, life-changing decisions.

Through 24/7 crisis lines and intervention, legal advocacy, support groups, an emergency shelter and two transitional living apartment buildings, the New Beginnings Campus has tripled the number of survivors DVCC can serve.

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