Women’s advocate: $3 million available to provide services for gender violence victims
By The Star Staff
The Office of the Women’s Advocate announced on Monday the availability of $3 million in commonwealth funds aimed at services for victim-survivors of gender violence, valid until June 30, 2024.
“The priority in the allocation of these funds will be for nonprofit, faith-based, community organizations and specialized coalitions with a minimum of five years of experience in services to victims of gender violence,” acting Women’s Advocate Madeline Bermúdez Sanabria said.
The funds seek to strengthen shelter services, outpatient programs and other forms of assistance aimed at women survivors of different types of violence. They also will be used to support economic self-sufficiency projects, and sexual and reproductive health services, among others.
Bermúdez Sanabria thanked Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia for the assignment and highlighted the importance of continuing efforts to prevent violence against women and help its victims.
Interested entities can obtain the application at http://www.mujer.pr.gov or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals, in PDF format, must be sent to email@example.com until Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m.