DTE Energy Foundation Offers Grants to Domestic Violence Shelters

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and DTE Energy Foundation is giving $420,000 in grants to Michigan shelters.

The grants will go to 45 shelters that get their funding through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. It will be given out based on the size of shelters and used for critical expenses.

Funds will also go to services for survivors including housing, transportation, employment, health care and legal support.

“The need for assistance and shelter in our five-county region is great, these critical funds will support programs and services that have positively impacted hundreds of adults and children,” said Gail Kloss, executive director of Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. “Our organization relies heavily on outside support to deliver services to those who have nowhere else to turn.”

These are the shelters and resource centers receiving funds in the 9&10 News viewing area:

  • Hope Shores Alliance, Alpena
  • Women’s Information Service, Inc., Big Rapids
  • Cadillac Area O.A.S.I.S, Cadillac
  • River House, Grayling
  • Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters, Ludington
  • CHOICES of Manistee County, Manistee
  • RISE, Mt. Pleasant
  • Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Petoskey
  • Anishnaabek Community and Family Services, Sault Ste. Marie
  • Diane Peppler Resource Center, Sault Ste. Marie
  • Women’s Resource Center Grand Traverse Area, Traverse City