The Family Place, the largest domestic violence service provider in Texas, was awarded a 2022 Swalm Grant from the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV).
The Family Place received a $30,000 grant and is one out of 12 Swalm Grant recipients, which was $270,000 distributed among each one.
Many of the agencies had to put survivors on waitlists for services. There is a waitlist for childcare at The Family Place shelter’s Child Development Center and after school program.
Swalm Grants are meant to fund operations at these agencies that typically aren’t covered by the government, including updating technology and managing long waitlists for domestic violence survivor services.
TCFV CEO Gloria Aguilera Terry acknowledged the needs and services of this years recipients in a press release.
“The work of these agencies and their staff saves lives daily, and it is clear from what TCFV received in our Swalm Grant applications that the need for their lifesaving work is great in Texas. TCFV expects these funds to help agencies acquire more resources and open more opportunities to serve survivors and their families because we have always, and will always, support agencies who prioritize the survivor’s needs.”
Swalm grant recipients are selected annually in a competitive application process by TCVF board members.