(SACRAMENTO) â€“ Majority Floor Leader V. Manuel PÃ©rez reports that two local nonprofits â€“ Marthaâ€™s Village and Kitchen in Indio and WomanHaven, Inc. in El Centro â€“ have been awarded funding from the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program of the State of Californiaâ€™s Department of Housing and Community Development.
â€œCongratulations to Marthaâ€™s Kitchen and to WomanHaven on these grant awards,â€ said PÃ©rez. â€œThese organizations have an excellent track record of service, and I know they will put the funds to good use to help vulnerable families in our communities.â€
The State of Californiaâ€™s ESG program seeks to eliminate homelessness through service delivery that supports economic and social independence. Counseling, substance abuse treatment, and job preparation are among the many supportive services funded through the program to assist families and individuals. Marthaâ€™s Village and Kitchen has been awarded $168,000 and WomanHaven, Inc. has been awarded $167,475 for its rapid rehousing project and $151,735 for its shelter and auxiliary services.