Home Should Be A Safe Place Initiative October 29, 2009 1:08 PM
Please help join our effort to ensure survivors of domestic violence have safe housing. We are seeking support from around the country please feel free to circulate widely. To sign the petition go directly to:
Home Should Be A Safe Place Initiative:
Join our collaborative, community-based effort to ensure that victims of domestic violence and their children in the District of Columbia have adequate safe housing and housing support services. Our goal is to secure a Fiscal Year 2011 federal appropriation for the District of Columbia to sustain and increase capacity to meet the dire safe housing needs of victims and children.
Because the District is not a state, local officials do not have access to alternate, sustainable revenue that their counterparts in states rely upon to fund safe housing and victim services. 38 states have access to alternate, sustainable revenue. Federal lawmakers are in a position to dedicate gap funding to stabilize and increase these services in DC. This funding would reform a broken system and save lives.
Thank you so much.
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