Co-presidents of the Zonta Club of Frankfort in Indiana, USA, District 6, recently met with the YWCA Greater Lafayette‘s president/CEO to present the Zonta International Centennial Anniversary Grant.
The grant funded the YWCA’s Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (DVIPP), which manages an emergency shelter and advocacy center. The club co-presidents received a tour of each to see the benefits this grant provided.
The project provided phone lines and the technology to program multi-line digital phones and a projector in the meeting room of a 100-year-old house made of thick plaster. The original phone line was installed in the basement and an earlier attempt to use a wireless signal to upper floors was unsuccessful. The grant has made domestic violence advocates more accessible to victim families in crisis. The projector allows staff to show educational safety and recovery information in a classroom setting.
YWCA Greater Lafayette has been serving women and their families since 1929. Its domestic violence program was established in 1979. For more than 50 years, the program has not only kept victims safe, but also prepared them to become self-sufficient. DVIPP’s six-county service area includes Frankfort.
Photo: The lone Centennial Anniversary Grant received in District 6 was ceremoniously presented by Jeni Royalty (left) and Nancy Harshbarger (right), co-presidents of the Zonta Club of Frankfort, to Allison Beggs, YWCA Greater Lafayette president/CEO.