The Hancock County Community Foundation recently awarded Alternatives Incorporated a $2,000 grant from HCCF’s Enrichment Fund. Alternatives Incorporated strives to eradicate family violence in all its facets through education, prevention and intervention throughout Central Indiana. Domestic violence is an ongoing cycle of abuse; they work to break the cycle, making the communities they serve safer and more peaceful. Alternatives Inc. provides shelter and advocacy services for domestic violence victims and prevention training for law enforcement, first responders, community members, and students.
The grant dollars awarded to Alternatives Incorporated will help fund a program that continues to impact lives every single day. The services Alternatives Inc. provide open opportunities for Hancock County residents to better themselves. It could be a mother and child seeking shelter from an abusive spouse and getting back on their feet; or a community member learning what he/she can do to end the cycle of domestic violence; or a high school student learning the signs of dating violence and talking to a friend about their abusive relationship. Each of these situations leads to a better individual and community. Reducing and eliminating domestic violence would have a positive effect on Hancock County.
HCCF works with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing permanent funds called endowments. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. HCCF has granted over $8.7 million since its inception in 1992.