OUR Home has received a grant of $400 from the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, to support OUR Home’s assistance programs. Each year, the church organization’s Northwestern Ohio Synod chooses an agency in each of its seven conferences “that assists women and children in crisis.”
OUR Home provides safe shelter and advocacy for domestic violence survivors, food and emergency assistance for low income individuals, and a supervised visitation center for distressed families who need a neutral place for children to spend time with their parents. The goal for all these programs is to help people get past the crisis they are facing so they can move on with their lives in peace and with confidence.
The grant will be used in OUR Home’s Direct Services program, which gives emergency financial assistance to low income individuals and families, a program entirely funded by local church support and small private grants.