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Victims of Crime Act funding is 10% less this year, or about $25,000 a month

Vital services for children, schools, and families near you are at risk We’ve been told by our fund administrators at the U.S. Department of Justice to expect a 10% cut in Victim of Crimes Act (VOCA) funds. Despite a last-minute fix by Congress to plug the gap, the demand for VOCA funds is so great that every organization nationwide that relies on this funding is receiving less, including Susie’s Place. About 50% of Susie’s Place’s annual budget relies on VOCA funding. That’s across all three of our locations in Avon, Bloomington, and Terre Haute. A 10% cut in VOCA means $25,000 less each month, or $300,000 this year, to Susie’s Place and our community. Donations are processed through our partners at Network for Good. Everyone receives help when a child comes to Susie’s Place When children come to Susie’s Place after an informed report of violence, abuse, or sexual assault, they and their non-offending caregivers receive caring, professional help. Your donation has a huge impact on the lives of children and families in our community Whether you’ve donated to Susie’s Place in the past or not, now is the time to help. Your donations ensure these vital services continue in …

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