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Catholic Charities receives $5K grant for domestic violence services

Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities in Ocean County has received a $5,000 grant from Investors Bank Foundation to support its fundraising efforts. 

The Investors Bank Foundation’s grant supports Providence House’s fundraiser, to be held from 5 to 11 p.m. June 9 at the Wellness Center of Georgian Court University, Lakewood. This is the program’s solitary fundraising event. 

“Nonprofit programs like Providence House Domestic Violence Services provide a vital service to the community, and they deserve our help,” said Investors Savings Bank president and CEO Kevin Cummings, who serves on the foundation’s board of trustees.  

Providence House’s services include programs to help victims of domestic abuse obtain both emergency shelter and permanent housing; access to education and job-readiness training; individual and group counseling, and legal assistance and advocacy. The organization also maintains a 24-hour domestic violence hotline as well as a volunteer domestic violence response team.

“The generosity of our donors and corporate partners helps make this possible. We’re extremely grateful for the support of the Investors Bank Foundation,” said Mary Pettrow, associate director of Providence House. 

Proceeds from the fundraiser go to covering the costs of providing services that are critical to helping domestic abuse victims break free from abusive homes. Providence House does not charge any fees to its clients, many of whom have little or no incomes. 

 For information about supporting the event or becoming a volunteer, contact Jennifer Bauer at

Georgian Court University is located at 900 Lakewood Ave., Lakewood.

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