Marion, IN - April 25, 2023 Hands of Hope, in partnership with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV), has been awarded over a million dollars in funding as part of a five-year project from …
Hands of Hope set to receive over a Million Dollars in funding over the next 5 years from CDC Grant
Marion, IN – April 25, 2023 Hands of Hope, in partnership with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV), has been awarded over a million dollars in funding as part of a five-year project from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the DELTA AHEAD project to provide community level prevention strategies.
For Hands of Hope’s Director Linda Wilk, and ICADV staff, this is the second time partnering together to provide a comprehensive community prevention initiative. From 2013 to 2018, there were many successful local and state initiatives completed as part of a grant funded project known as, Delta Focus.
In describing why Hands of Hope was selected for partnership on the project, Laura Berry, the Executive Director for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence said, “For the past 25 years, Hands of Hope has been a leader in adopting innovations in the domestic violence field—both with their client services, and their prevention programs. The agency has been nationally recognized for their expertise in community prevention work, and they have the broad stakeholder trust and support that are essential for success in this work.”
ICADV will partner with Hands of Hope to implement prevention initiatives including supporting fatherhood engagement programs, promoting workplace policies that support families’ financial stability, and investing in the development of greenspaces for community recreation. The team will engage in rigorous evaluation across all project activities to contribute to the national evidence base for effective prevention strategies.
“I am excited to have a second opportunity to partner with ICADV and the CDC to provide a comprehensive community approach to eliminating domestic violence,” stated Linda Wilk, Hands of Hope Director. “I am anxious to build on our success of before and initiate new partnerships with this five-year plan,” Wilk continued.
In addition, Hands of Hope will be partnering with the Minority Health Coalition of Grant County, Thriving Grant County Thriving Mill Township, Taylor University Public Health Department, Marion Public Library, College Wesleyan Church, Hope House, Indiana Wesleyan University, Boys and Girls Club of Grant County, City of Marion, Greater Grant County, as well as various other partners as the initiatives unfold.
The CDC encourages the adoption of community-level strategies, as research shows, these efforts can have the greatest and most sustainable impacts in preventing multiple forms of violence, across the lifespan.
Contact: Linda Wilk, Hands of Hope Director, at LWilk@getradiant.org or call (765) 934-6301.
About Hands of Hope
Hands of Hope, a division of Radiant Health, exists to intervene and prevent domestic and sexual violence and stalking through education, advocacy, and comprehensive strategies. Domestic violence is an issue that not only affects men and women, but their families and our community. Hands of Hope serves and strives to improve the well-being of all who seek their services. For more information, visit the Radiant Health website.