The UMass newspaper reported this week that the University’s Everywoman’s Center has been awarded a state-funded grant of $149,520 over three years to continue and extend its work with teen victims of sexual assault and dating violence.
The grant was awarded by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance and is segmented into annual increments of $49,840. MOVA is an independent state agency which looks to increase outreach and advocacy among adolescents who have experienced sexual or dating abuse. The Everywoman’s Center will attempt to utilize the incoming grant money to provide increased support to local middle and high schools.
The Everywoman’s Center offers UMass students a number of volunteer opportunities. Students may complete a 60-hour training program offered by EWC to become rape crisis counselors or violence prevention educators on campus.