LAET Receives $20,000 Grant for Women In Crisis Project

Legal Aid of East Tennessee’s (LAET) Chattanooga office has been awarded a $20,000 grant to fund their “Women in Crisis Project" by the Community Foundation of Chattanooga. According to an announcement today, the project will screen, advise and assist victims of domestic violence in obtaining public benefits for which they may be eligible. The goal of the project is to break the cycle of domestic violence by creating financial independence. “Grants, especially private foundation grants, dealing with public benefits are exceedingly rare,” said Russell Fowler, LAET's associate director. "The Community Foundation should be commended for their foresight in recognizing the link between domestic violence and a victim’s financial dependence on their abuser.”

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