Gannett Foundation announces 2022 grant recipients

A day of appointments and multiple trips to service providers are a common practice for residents seeking assistance to deal with physical or sexual violence in Macon, Georgia. All the agencies are great resources but it can be a hassle for residents who need the help, so One Safe Place Macon – Family Justice Center saw a chance to simplify the process.

The center will be one of the first in Georgia to combine at least 12 service providers for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse and human trafficking.

“Our community can provide a wraparound victim services model where stakeholders support each other in their efforts to serve victims,” ​​Sarah Schanck, a representative for One Safe Place Macon said in a statement. “We will eliminate barriers to accessing services for victims while reducing their fear and anxiety and increasing their safety.”

One Safe Place Macon

Many local organizations like One Safe Place Macon provide resources for vulnerable individuals exposed to societal pressures but lack funding to complete projects.

Crisis Line & Safe House, the fiscal agent for One Safe Place Macon, is a recipient of a Gannett Foundation A Community Thrives $100,000 grant, where the organization plans to centralize housing, legal and counseling services.

The organization is one of 16 National Merit Grant recipients to receive $25,000 to $100,000 grants through the Gannett Foundation’s crowdfunding initiative, A Community Thrives.