At Southern Valley Alliance, they help all those impacted by domestic violence in Carver and Scott counties, including victims, families, organizations and communities. People can experience domestic violence vastly differently depending on their cultural, religious, racial, and gender background. At SVA, they understand the importance of addressing these influences and work with survivors to provide culturally competent services and resources.
Open Your Heart provided SVA with funding toward transportation assistance (Uber and Lyft cards, Greyhound and regular bus passes, gas cards) and basic needs supplies (gift cards to Target and Walmart for basic needs: toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, feminine care, diapers, baby wash, etc.). Gift cards and items for clients not only provide basic needs but provide a sense of security and empowerment for the victim-survivor.
SVA’s focus on providing holistic and comprehensive services will be enhanced by being able to provide these necessary items to their clients.
Thank you, Southern Valley Alliance!