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File #: 1973-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/2/2018 In control: Judiciary And Court Administration Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To authorize City Attorney Zach Klein's Office to accept from the Columbus Bar Association Alliance (CBAA) an award on behalf of the Hug in a Cup Coffee Cart project; to authorize the appropriation of $639.57 within the Private Grant Fund; to authorize the appropriation of any such future awards and donations the City may receive; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. ORD1973-2018_CBAA Private Grant Ordinance Attachment
1. BACKGROUND
The Hug in a Cup Coffee Cart project within the Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit (DVSU) of City Attorney Zach Klein’s Office, an affiliate member in good standing, has received a material donation and cash award sponsored by Columbus Bar Association Alliance (CBAA). The award is designed to provide a simple cup of coffee, tea, water, juice or snack to victims and children of victims impacted by domestic violence. Research shows that those who have experienced trauma repeatedly (like DV victims) also experience prolonged feelings of anxiety, distrust and hypervigilance, and that trauma-informed practices help lessen those feelings and avoid triggering. Hug in a Cup allows DVSU trauma trained staff to offer victims a hot cup of coffee, tea and/or a snack to help them relax, focus and feel respected while accessing services through the Unit. The project operates out of the DVSU office at 375 South High Street, 17th floor.

Columbus Bar Association Alliance cooperates with the Columbus Bar Association to foster understanding of the legal profession through education and community service and financial contributions to law-related activities. CBAA will award $1,500 to the Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit of City Attorney Zach Klein’s Office. $860.43 of the award will be in the form of a material donation of a coffee maker, rolling cart and initial stock of refreshments and refreshment supplies. The balance of the award is a cash donation of $639.57 to keep the Hug in a Cup Coffee Cart stocked with refreshments and supplies.

Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit is requesting acceptance of the material donation and cash award of $639.57 to be used to keep the Hug in a Cup Coffee Cart stocked with refreshments and supplies for sole use of domestic violence victims. This legislation authorizes the City Attorney Zach Klein’s Office to formally accept the award and to authorize the appropriation of these funds and future donations within the Private G...

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