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Press Release: Safety and Healing of Abuse Victims Supported by Kaiser Permanente

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Press Release: Safety and Healing of Abuse Victims Supported by Kaiser Permanente

Safety and Healing of Abuse Victims Supported by Kaiser Permanente

July 8, 201

For Immediate Release
Press Contact
510-985-4949
Susun Kim, skim@wccfjc.org

 

Richmond, CA — West Contra Costa residents experiencing family violence or sexual assault are one step closer to having a warm and welcoming one-stop service center.  The building of a permanent home for the Family Justice Center in Richmond, CA has become a reality, thanks to a new $600,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente.

“Kaiser Permanente’s partnership with our Center has been invaluable.  Our Center’s resilience based approach to interpersonal violence and promoting healthy relationships is in line with their commitment to building healthy communities,” said Family Justice Center Executive Director Susun Kim.

The Family Justice Center brings multiple agencies together under one roof to coordinate wrap-around service delivery for victims of violence, their families, children, and youth in West Contra Costa County. Once complete, its 7,000-square foot permanent facility in Richmond, CA, will have close to 20 on-site partner agencies providing crisis response, safety planning, emergency shelter assistance, advocacy, peer support, mental health services, law enforcement assistance, civil legal help, and more.

“Violence has far-reaching consequences that go beyond direct physical injury to individuals—it impacts the overall health and vitality of our communities,” said Yvette Radford, Kaiser Permanente’s Vice President of External and Community Affairs in Northern California. “As a health care organization committed to total health, we believe that by supporting the Family Justice Center in bringing together a range of comprehensive services for violence survivors, we can help make our communities healthier and safer.”

While the Center has enjoyed the support from many funders, including Y&H Soda Foundation and the California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente’s grant represents the largest one since the Center opened at its temporary pilot site in 2011.  This grant will help build the permanent home that will bring safety, healing and hope for many survivors and their families.

For more information about the Family Justice Center, please visit www.wccfjc.org.

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