Once considered a private matter, partner violence is now increasingly recognized as a public problem with vast immediate and long-term physical, emotional, social, economic, and other impacts. Recognizing that the quality and safety of our partner relationships are shaped by conditions in our community environments and the actions of multiple sectors, Prevention Institute and Blue Shield of California Foundation have award one-year planning and capacity building grants to five well-established, multisector collaboratives to integrate community-level partner violence prevention into their work.
The five collaboratives participating in the program are:
- Center at McKinleyville (North)
- Department of Violence Prevention Steering Committee (Bay Area)
- REACH Coalition (Central)
- LA Worker Center Network (Los Angeles)
- East African Men and Boys Collaborative (South)
From November 2018 to October 2019, the five collaboratives will receive funding and technical assistance to deepen their shared understanding of community conditions that contribute to partner violence and those that can promote safe relationships; leverage strengths and broaden engagement of local organizations; and adopt strategies that create community environments conducive to safe relationships and prevention of partner violence. The collaboratives will also participate in a learning community over the grant period.
More information about this program
Learn more about the background and context for this program, including the research supporting the approach, and emerging examples of multi-sector community-level prevention.
Watch the webinar recording: We hosted a July 12th webinar on the funding announcement to provide an overview of the grant opportunity and answer questions. The recording and slide deck are now available.
Please direct all questions related to this program to Program Assistant Abena Asare, firstname.lastname@example.org.