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THE Shelter for Women RECEIVES $100,000 GRANT FROM NEWMAN’S OWN FOUNDATION
Funding will support the Center for Family Life at Gray Lodge
HARTFORD, CT, January 20, 2011 The Center for Family Life at Gray Lodge, one of the Village for Families & Children, Inc., many centers throughout the city, today announced it has received a $100,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation. The grant will support programs and services for women, girls, and their families at the Center, located in the historic Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford. The newly established Center resulted from the affiliation between The Shelter for Women, now a subsidiary of the Village as of July 1, 2010.
Formerly a residential facility for young girls, the Center now offers a wide array of expanded services for the girls, women and families within the neighborhood.
Formerly a residential facility, the Center now offers a wide array of expanded services for the women and families within the neighborhood.
- Friends of the Family
- Nurturing Families Network
- Child FIRST
- Early Childhood Clinical Services
- The Academy for Successful Families
- Community Life Programs for Girls
Over twenty-five years ago, Paul Newman launched Newman’s Own, which today is a leading premium food business. Since the beginning of the company, every penny Paul earned from the sale of Newman’s Own products has been donated to thousands of charities around the world by Paul and Newman’s Own Foundation.
“When people would thank Paul for his charitable giving, he would always reply that he didn’t think he was doing anything special,” said Robert Forrester, president of Newman’s Own Foundation. “He believed that the real thanks should go to those organizations who work every day to make ours and the future’s a better world. For Paul, it was a privilege to be just one among these many. That’s how we all feel today as we carry on this unique and wonderful philanthropic legacy.”
The Village for Families & Children, Inc. has been serving children and families in the greater Harford region since 1809. A preeminent not-for-profit mental health/human services agency in Connecticut, the Village continues its commitment in building a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. The agency’s programs are comprised of three core service areas: Placement and Permanency (adoption, foster care and family preservation), Children’s Behavioral Health Treatment, and Family and Community Support Programs. For more information about the Village, please visit http://www.villageforchildren.org/
About Newman’s Own Foundation
Paul Newman was committed to helping make the world a better place. To carry on his philanthropic legacy, Newman’s Own Foundation donates to charity all net royalties and profits after taxes it receives from the sale of Newman’s Own products. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $300 million to thousands of charities around the world. To learn more, visit www.newmansownfoundation.org.