Women In Need gets funding grant for center

- CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Women In Need shelter in Chambersburg has been working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Franklin and Fulton counties since 1976.

“We offer a wide range of services including shelter, a 24 hour hotline, legal and counseling services and education outreach,” said Tammy Keener, Prevention Education Manager.

WIN is in the process of a $3.3 million dollar capital campaign to raise money to build a new shelter. The organization just received a major boost in its fundraising, the state awarded the organization $500,000 to help fund the project.

“It has now bumped our money up to $1.7 million dollars that we have towards this new building,” said Keener. “ This is incredibly exciting because we only need $2.6 million dollars to break ground.”

Pennsylvania Richard Alloway was one of the legislatures who played a role in securing the grant money for the new shelter.

“I spoke with Governor Tom Corbett about the importance of what WIN does in Franklin county. I knew they were struggling with space and needed to expand.” said Alloway.

Right now, WIN operates in 6 different locations. The new state of the art shelter would allow the organization to offer many of its services under one roof. It will also allow WIN to provide help to more victims.

“It will change the size of our shelter from 14 up to 24 people. A pretty big increase to the number of individuals we’re able to provide safe housing for,” said Keener.

With this grant money and more contributions, Keener says WIN hopes to break ground on the new facility in 9 months.

If you would like to donate to the capital campaign fund you can send a check to the address below. Make sure you write “Capital Campaign Fund” on the check.

P.O. BOX 25

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