Pelosi Provides $1.5 Million To Stop Abuse

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the House Democratic leader, included $1.5 million for the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) in the Fiscal Year 2005 federal budget to support the FVPF’s International Center to End Violence. The FVPF is working with the Presidio Trust to explore the possibility of locating the new Center at the San Francisco Presidio.

The International Center to End Violence will be a place of peace on land once devoted to military purposes – a public place that embodies the FVPF’s mission to end violence and an unprecedented hub for violence prevention activism. The Center will house innovative violence prevention programs and public exhibits, develop new leaders, and educate people from around the world about the global epidemic of violence against women and children. The FVPF is working closely with activists, parents, educators, academics, policy makers and allied professionals in creating this new gathering place.

“This federal earmark was an extraordinary show of support from one of the most powerful lawmakers in our nation,” said FVPF President Esta Soler. “Congresswoman Pelosi understands the many ways that domestic and family violence harm families and communities, and she has made a remarkable commitment to put real resources into stopping abuse of all kinds. We will use this money wisely to find new and more effective ways to stop violence before it begins. Congresswoman Pelosi is a true hero to victims of abuse and to the nation.”

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