GLOBAL GWINNETT* TUESDAY • November 25, 2003
THE DREAM'S ALIVE: Grants given to aid domestic abuse victims
Rick Badie - Staff
Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Women Are Dreamers Too, a nonprofit organization that trains and helps domestic abuse victims to run their own businesses, has received a helping hand from three foundations.
Foundations for Publix, Target and Gannett gave the organization grants of $3,000, $1,000 and $1,000, respectively, to help fund its training and counseling services, said Cindy Williams, founder of the Norcross agency.
The awards, Williams said, come "in time for the holidays when the demand on Women are Dreamers Too, as well as other social services, are at the highest."
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"If a woman in our community is spared the rod or a broken jaw this holiday season, we will be forever grateful."
In Gwinnett, Women are Dreamers Too targets immigrant women in particular because they tend to suffer privately because of cultural traditions, language barriers and other reasons.
On the Web: www.wadt.org.; or call 404 477-4211.