November 28, 2017

Gateway receives $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation

Gateway Domestic Violence Center is one of 150 domestic violence programs around the country that recently was awarded a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation.

Gateway will use the grant to support its emergency shelter and transitional housing programs said Jessica Butler, executive director at Gateway.

“We were thrilled be receive this award,” Butler said. “Operating support from foundations is a critical part of our operating budget.”

According to its website, the Mary Kay Foundation observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month each October by awarding grants to deserving women’s domestic violence shelters across the United States. Since its founding in 1996, the foundation has awarded $68 million to organizations fighting cancer and violence against women.

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About Gateway Domestic Violence Center

Gateway Domestic Violence Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to help make a positive impact on the fight against domestic violence in Hall County.  Gateway’s mission is to help create an environment for safe, healthy, self-sufficient growth and violence protection for victims of domestic violence. Gateway provides many free and confidential services to those in need, including emergency shelter and transitional housing for battered women and children, classes and support groups, programs for children, occupational therapy and legal advocacy. To learn more about Gateway Domestic Violence Center, call 770-539-9080 or visit