Middletown shelter receives grant

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – A Middletown domestic violence shelter has received a grant to help with its operations.

The New Horizons Domestic Violence Shelter, which is operated by Community Health Center CHC, has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County to purchase food and personal care supplies for shelter residents.

“This grant will provide essential resources for the domestic violence victims served by New Horizons, especially now when the program is facing serious budget constraints,” says Margaret Flinter, APRN, PhD, senior vice president and clinical director of CHC.

According to officials, Last year, New Horizons shelter provided a safe haven for 32 adults and 26 children who faced physical danger and had no other safe place to go. Other services, such as crisis intervention, counseling, and civil court advocacy, were provided to more than 1,038 victims of domestic violence, either in person or by phone.

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