EL CENTRO â€“ Tuesday the Board of Supervisors signed agreements with Womanhaven to provide emergency shelter from July 2013 to June 2015 in an amount not to exceed $40,000.
Michael Horn, Director for Behavioral Health Services said there is a need for emergency shelter for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and or homelessness.
Womanhaven provides those services with a qualified staff that offers services of counseling, advocacy, educational classes, food, court accompaniment, legal services, and more according to Behavioral Health.
Funding is derived from the Realignment Funds so no general funds are required.
The county also signed a $19,000 contract with Sure Helpline Crisis Center to provide child abuse prevention services.
Funding is provided by from the County Childrenâ€™s Trust Fund.