Grant Amount: $50,000 and under
Grant Term: 1 Year
The YWCA has served women and families in the greater Nashville area since 1898. The mission charges the YWCA to develop and sustain community-wide efforts that impact core social issues: poverty, oppression, violence, especially as they relate to the health and well being of women and girls. A $22,963 grant is awarded for domestic violence training for healthcare professionals. The YWCA will implement training in a variety of healthcare environments and will target physicians, nurses, paramedics, medical technicians, counselors, social workers and receptionists in the healthcare field. The program aims to increase the identification rate of domestic violence victims and to increase the number of appropriate referrals made by healthcare professionals.