AWS Awarded Blue Shield Against Violence Grant
Blue Shield of California Foundation recognizes Asian
Women's Shelter as a critical member of California's domestic
San Francisco, CA (August, 3 2015) - Blue Shield of California
Foundation today announced a grant of $15,000 to Asian Women's
Shelter to strengthen their capacity to provide critical services
and shelter for survivors of domestic violence in the San Francisco
Bay Area. These core operating funds offer the flexibility to
respond to changes and challenges as they arise, so that vital
community organizations like Asian Women's Shelter can continue to
reach many of the most vulnerable Californians.
"It is a privilege partner with and support California's network
of domestic violence service providers, including Asian Women's
Shelter" said Peter Long, Ph.D., president and CEO of Blue Shield
of California Foundation. "Their role in the community is
absolutely essential, and we are committed to ensuring they have
the resources they need to continue serving domestic violence
survivors and their families."
The Foundation understands the importance of unrestricted core
operating funds, which can help domestic violence agencies cover
important organizational costs during a time when public resources
"Asian Women's Shelter (AWS) is honored to receive this grant
from the Blue Shield of California Foundation-honored to be
recognized as providing essential services to enable survivors of
domestic violence to enter a safe space with appropriate support
services. We greatly appreciate the understanding on the part of
BSCF that shelters depend on unrestricted funding to provide the
full range of services. For AWS, this means that we have funds for
individualized attention that makes our program unique."
Elizabeth Kirton, Executive Director
This funding is part of a group of grants designed to empower
California's domestic service providers and help them continue to
make a difference in the lives of thousands of women, children, and
families across the state.
A Million Lights: Celebrating 27 Years of AWS
AWS's annual gala "A Million Lights: Celebrating 27 Years of
AWS" is coming up on September 18th: Come celebrate with us!
Early-bird ticket prices are available until August 18th.
Click here to get yours.
This is the one time each year that AWS gets to step out into
the crowd and celebrate with you--loyal and visionary supporters of
Asian Women's Shelter's mission and day-to-day work. Come see what
your organization has been doing in the community this year!
Join us on September 18th for delicious food, cultural dance
performances, comedy (yes, at the AWS event), photo booth
shenanigans with your friends and colleagues, raffle and silent
auction fun, and guaranteed inspiration through our Champions of
Change and survivor speaker.
Why delay? Click here and get your early-bird tickets: Pricing
and other logistics are included in the link.
See you soon!