Domestic Violence Shelter Receives 250K Grant from Thunderbird Charities Capital Campaign - New Life Center Hits Halfway Mark for Campaign Goal with Generous Grant

Domestic Violence Shelter Receives 250K Grant from Thunderbirds Charities Capital Campaign – New Life Center Hits Halfway Mark for Campaign Goal with Generous Grant

A West Valley domestic violence shelter that is one of the largest in the country, is honored to announce that it has been granted $250,000 for its capital campaign, which will directly aid the Single Suite Creation project.

Grant funds will pay for renovation costs to convert current administrative office space into five single-occupant residential units, or Single Suites, for single survivors of violence. Each Single Suite will be fully furnished with space for a bed, closet for storage, and private bathroom. This space will also provide basic home and bathroom essentials. The goal of the new suites is to offer single occupants’ privacy and dignity, where they may finally find the respite and comfort they desperately need to start to heal.

“We are thrilled that Thunderbirds Charities chose to help us create a profound impact on the lives of the survivors who stay at the shelter,” says Myriah Mhoon, CEO of New Life Center. “Not only did the Thunderbirds Charities help us with this project, but they have generously contributed to various other initiatives on our campus such as playground renovations. We can’t thank the group enough for their support and generosity.”

The Thunderbirds Charities grant has pushed New Life Center to the halfway mark of its $5 million capital campaign. This significant milestone helps each survivor at the shelter, especially since New Life Center does not charge for services. The generous community partners who believe in the mission make the organization’s work possible.

New Life Center services address the health and welfare of residents, from all backgrounds, who reside in Maricopa County. Most, if not all, participants walk through the doors fearful, exhausted, and overwhelmed. The overall goal of the organization’s emergency shelter is to provide safety and fulfill the urgent needs of those they serve.

Both the grant and Single Suite Creation project are central to New Life Center’s commitment to creating the most effective, trauma-informed practices for helping survivors heal from the effects of violence and abuse.

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This grant is part of the Fall 2023 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.