Project: SAFE this week received a grant from the Avedis Foundation for $24,212.10. The funding will help the nonprofit continue serving local victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking.

Project: SAFE this week received a grant from the Avedis Foundation for $24,212.10. The funding will help the nonprofit continue serving local victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking.

“The Safety Grant for Project: SAFE enables a more secure and protective environment for victims seeking services,” Project: SAFE Executive Director Renee Clemmons said. “We are thankful to the Avedis Foundation for their responsive concern for the clients, staff, and partners affiliated with Project: SAFE.”

Services are focused on safety, self-sufficiency and empowerment. Crisis intervention services — including emergency shelter and a 24-Hour hotline — also are provided in an effort to prevent violence.

Tracy Meeuwsen, Avedis program director, said Project: SAFE provides critical services to individuals and families in need, during an extremely emotional and vulnerable time.

“These new measures will add a more robust barrier of safety for clients and staff,” she said. “The Avedis Foundation is honored and pleased to fund this project making a difference in the community.”

To support the perpetual mission of this organization donations can be made directly to Project: SAFE.

The Avedis mission is to measurably improve health, wellness and the quality of life for the people of Pottawatomie County and surrounding areas.

For more information about Avedis, call (405) 273-4055 or visit avedisfoundation.org.

For more information about Project: SAFE, call (405) 273-9953 or visit projectsafeok.com. For the Hotline, call 1 (800) 821-9953.