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July 29, 2013

City grants money to YWCA

CLINTON — Members of the Clinton YWCA can rest a little easier after city officials approved a $15,000 grant to the organization.

Clinton City Council members last week unanimously approved the grant pending the signature of Mayor Mark Vulich.

The YWCA requested a $25,000 grant from the city in February, after cuts to state funding and regionalization of shelters in the state left their domestic violence and sexual assault center with little options for future funding.

In a letter presented to the council on July 9, YWCA Crisis Services Director Ronelle Clark requested support from the city for their “grassroots fundraising campaign” in an attempt to sustain the center’s services.

However, according to City Administrator Jessica Kinser, the city was able to offer the shelter $15,000 out of the general fund budget.

“When we were talking about it a while ago, $25,000 was more than we could fit in to the budget at the time,” Kinser said.

The YWCA is a not-for-profit organization aimed at “eliminating racism and empowering women.” Its main goal is to offer services to women victimized by domestic violence and sexual abuse.

According to interim Director Shannon Sander-Welzien, the YWCA will transfer the $15,000 grant into an endowment to be used on an as-needed basis to support the domestic violence and sexual assault shelter.

“The funds received will be used for operating expenses to sustain local services (such as) counseling, medical advocacy and transportation for victims of violence in our community,” Sander-Welzien said. “We are extremely grateful that the Clinton City Council unanimously supported this donation to our program.”

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