First Step awarded $50,000 from Capital Budget

| March 26, 2018

COSHOCTON – First Step Executive Director Vicki Laudick-Casey confirmed that the Ohio Capital Budget included a $50,000 allocation for the purpose of new construction for an all-purpose building that will house staff, offer programming space, and provide services to domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking victims and perpetrators.

“This money brings us very close to achieving our goal of fully funding the building costs and outside landscaping and parking,” Laudick-Casey said.

First Step’s services include the Hope House Shelter, pet shelter, helpline and on-call advocacy; case-management, individual and group support services; networking and referring; legal advocacy; school youth advocacy; school prevention/education services and after school mentoring program.; men and women’s perpetrator group; and human traffic and domestic violence coalition.

This new building will offer privacy and safety to clients and staff.

“Special thanks go to State Representative Larry Householder and State Senator Jay Hottinger for including our request in both the House and Senate budgets and to the many local donors that made this project a reality,” Laudick-Casey said.

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