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School-based violence-prevention program reaches children in need

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When a program designed to help children recognize and address issues surrounding violence in the home is threatened by lack of funds, who does that program turn to for help? By approving a Squamish Savings’ Community Project grant for the Howe Sound Women Centre Society’s Violence is Preventable Program, Squamish Savings makes sure that children in need get the help they deserve.

Since 2007, the program has visited schools in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor to engage with children who might have experienced or witnessed violence in the home, providing them with information and resources to help them. Finding the funds to keep this program going has been a continual challenge for the society, which is why Squamish Savings stepped in with a community project grant worth $8,000. With this funding in place, the society will be able to reach more than 600 children in the coming year.

Good Money™ believes that preventing violence in the home is a community issue, not just a family issue.