The Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County was awarded a $215,000 two-year grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation to promote integrated healthcare services for victims of domestic violence, the program announced Tuesday.
The grant, which was awarded June 24, will be used to train local medical professionals in assessing and providing referrals and to empower domestic violence victims to obtain needed health services, according to a news release.
Deputy director Jason Reed said in the release that the grant-funded project “will allow our community to better respond to the federal Affordable Care Act's provisions concerning domestic violence victims and their right to access quality healthcare services."
The Women’s Shelter Program will collaborate with three other agencies on the project: RISE, Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County and Community Health Centers of the Central Coast.
The Women's Shelter Program of SLO County’s services include an emergency shelter, transitional housing, child abuse treatment, counseling, case management, outreach/Education and Latina Services. For more information visit www.wspslo.org.