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File #: 0893-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/2/2021 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 4/5/2021 Final action: 4/9/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Lutheran Social Services in support of CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence; to authorize an appropriation of $50,000.00 within the Reimagine Safety subfund; to authorize a transfer between subfunds of the general fund, to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $50,000.00 within the general fund; and to declare an emergency ($50,000.00).
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson
Attachments: 1. 0893-2021
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Lutheran Social Services for $50,000.00 in support of CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence.

CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence will use the grant funds to support Shelter Advocate staff in the shelter and on the hotline. Target constituencies include victims of domestic and dating violence and their families who must flee their home for safety. Safe shelter is a proven intervention to enhance safety of domestic violence victims. Deliverables include shelter for up to 144 adults and children each night, with 700 unique individuals served in 2021. CHOICES also anticipates responding to approximately 4,500 hotline crisis calls in 2021.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Reimagine Safety subfund.

Emergency action is requested to avoid any delay in providing critical resources to sustain the CHOICES shelter.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Lutheran Social Services in support of CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence; to authorize an appropriation of $50,000.00 within the Reimagine Safety subfund; to authorize a transfer between subfunds of the general fund, to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $50,000.00 within the general fund; and to declare an emergency ($50,000.00).

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WHEREAS, safe shelter is a proven intervention to enhance safety of domestic violence victims; and

WHEREAS, Lutheran Social Services targets victims of domestic and dating violence as well as their families who must flee their homes for safety; and

WHEREAS, CHOICES expects to respond to approximately 4,500 hotline crisis calls in 2021; and

WHEREAS, CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence will use the grant funds to support Shelter Advocate staff in the shelter and on the hotline; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in that it is immediately necessary to authoriz...

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