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Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (BHN) has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Country Bank, which will fund direct services for BHN’s domestic violence programs in Ware.

Country Bank’s grant to BHN will be used for innovative support and advocacy services for domestic violence survivors, which includes partnering with Country Bank employees in offering the economic freedom initiative, Money School. BHN’s Money School program is an award-winning, trauma-informed financial independence initiative designed to create long-term safety and economic security for survivors of domestic violence.

The grant will also be used to provide prevention education work in local schools, and for interruption and prevention services for perpetrators of domestic violence.

Country Bank has long been a supporter of BHN’s programs and mission, making frequent donations to BHN Valley Human Services (VHS) in Ware.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) states that one in four women report experiencing domestic violence. In addition to physical abuse, domestic violence survivors often experience financial duress, and almost half of domestic violence victims struggle with substance use disorders.

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