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SAFELIGHT RECEIVES $13,000 FROM HENDERSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL TO EXPAND VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

SAFELIGHT RECEIVES $13,000 FROM HENDERSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL TO EXPAND VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

The Hendersonville City Council approved appropriations for local nonprofits for the new fiscal year.

In total, the board approved funding of over $524,000.

A reassuring light is one of the nonprofits receiving this money.

It provides mental health services to survivors of interpersonal violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

The $13,000 approved for Safelight will help expand the nonprofit’s job training program.

“Survivors of interpersonal violence not only benefit from all of our services, but we work on sustainability, and this program helps our survivors get a paid, safe, and warm job training experience in our cafe, Dandelion, and store. resale,” Lauren said. Wilkie, executive director of Safelight.

Wilkie said they are seeing a 30% increase in the number of people needing their services.

On average, the nonprofit serves about 1,200 survivors per year.

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