April 16, 2024
Intercourse trafficking in San Diego. Picture through TheGuardian.com

Alliance for Hope Worldwide, a San Diego-based nonprofit advocacy group that focuses on serving to sexual assault, abuse and trafficking victims, introduced a $2 million grant from MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving Tuesday.

The cash can be used to extend the variety of Camp HOPE America associates throughout the US, mentioned Casey Gwinn, Alliance president and cofounder.

Alliance officers mentioned the group “was named one of many Yield Giving Open Name’s awardees making a profound distinction within the lives of these experiencing the best want in the US — youngsters and youth impacted by home violence.”

Based by Scott, a novelist, philanthropist and the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Yield Giving is a community-led charitable group.

In March 2023, Yield Giving launched an open name for organizations “whose express function is to allow people and households to attain substantive enchancment of their well-being via foundational sources.”

Scott introduced Tuesday that she is giving $640 million to 361 small nonprofits that responded to the open name, greater than double the quantity she initially pledged.

Alliance CEO Gael Strack, former director of the San Diego Household Justice Middle, thanked Scott for her “generosity and dedication to supporting extremely revered and efficient organizations is altering the world for hundreds of thousands of individuals in want.”

Camp HOPE America is a year-round tenting and mentoring program targeted on youngsters affected by home violence. It operates in 26 states, with a objective to develop to 50 states throughout the subsequent 10 years.

Catherine Johnson, he group’s nationwide director, mentioned the grant “acknowledges the lifesaving work of Camp HOPE America and our staff, volunteers, and affiliated packages throughout the US. We’re serving to tens of 1000’s of kids to develop up with out repeating the generational cycle of household violence in so many communities throughout the nation.”

Gwinn described Camp HOPE America as true prison justice reform.

“Legal justice reform is just not getting folks out of jail or jail, it’s maintaining folks out of jail and jail, and that begins with not criminalizing trauma-impacted youngsters and youth,” he mentioned. “If we make investments the cash to assist traumatized youth discover pathways to hope and therapeutic we are able to forestall them from ending up incarcerated or in psychological well being amenities as adults. Camp HOPE America youngsters develop as much as attend school or vocational faculties and develop into highly effective hope-givers for different youngsters identical to them.”