Family abuse center gets $400,000

POSTED: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 3:19pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- Budget concerns are threatening many non-profits in the area like the Waco Family Abuse Center which helps thousands of domestic violence survivors.

However, the abuse center is happy to receive one grant so far this year.

They received more than $400,000 from HUD.

That money will go towards housing for families struggling to get their lives on track after domestic violence.

Kathy Reid says in this economy, they're already struggling to provide for victims so the money means a lot.

"As soon as we can get them safe and in their own house, then they're really able to work on retooling for a job, looking for a better job. Therapy is much more effective when they're not worried about where they're going to sleep or where they're going to live," says Reid.

The abuse center depends on local and federal donations to run.

The current grant will go towards housing, but Reid says they now have to worry about funding for their emergency facility.


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