Associated Bank provided a $250K grant to Golden House, a domestic violence program serving victims in Brown County for its On the Rise capital campaign.
Golden House On the Rise capital campaign kicked off to raise money for a new facility and support services. The campaign supports greater Green Bay needs in providing safety and support for victims of domestic abuse while leading efforts to end domestic violence in the community. The grant also supports the growing need to shelter traumatized families and children, enhance security and privacy, and adapt to changing care needs due to the pandemic. Golden House has a goal of raising $9.5 million and is currently at $7 million.
“Associated Bank supports Golden House and their efforts to end domestic violence in our community,” said Angie DeWitt, executive president, chief human resources officer, Associated Bank, current member of Golden House capital campaign cabinet and former Golden House board of director member.
In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Associated Bank’s Women’s Colleague Resource Group (CRG) will be offering colleagues opportunities to increase their awareness of domestic violence and support those in need. This includes an educational workshop in collaboration with Golden House, in-person and virtual collection drives for domestic violence centers across the bank’s footprint (Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota), and volunteer opportunities to assemble tie blankets for local shelters.
“The safety and well-being of our colleagues is of the upmost importance. As a business leader, we need to recognize the warning signs of domestic violence, start the conversation and be educated on community resources,” said DeWitt.
Associated Bank’s grant will help Golden House:
- Align with the mission of Golden House, to provide safety, support, and healing to victims of domestic abuse.
- Serve more people and serve them better. Golden House will meet the growing need to shelter traumatized families and children by doubling its capacity.
- Adapt to changing care needs due to the pandemic, including emergency off site shelter, advocacy and addressing health and safety needs with interim facility accommodations.
- Increase outreach office space, which will provide more opportunity for advocacy and mental-health services, collaborative wellness and educational opportunities, prevention activities for children experiencing domestic violence, and survivor-driven supportive programming.
“Golden House is appreciative of Associated Bank’s commitment to support hundreds of people every year with counseling, advocacy, emergency shelter, and other services as clients begin their journey of healing,” said Dina Borremans, development director, Golden House.