FWF in the News: "Women in need find a haven at the Frontera Women’s Foundation" [Borderzine] - Frontera Women's Foundation | Fundación de Mujeres de la Frontera
 
(Excerpts from Elisa Holguin's story on the Reynolds House - FWF partnership.)                   Click for FULL STORY

"The Reynolds house shelters families –mostly women and their children– who have fled from domestic violence in Juarez and who need some help getting back on their feet. This low-key shelter opened its doors 20 years ago when Director Dorothy Truax’s mother inherited her parent’s house ....

Throughout the last year-and-a-half the Reynolds house has housed an increase in families fleeing economic problems and the violence in Juarez.  The majority of the residents, however, are there because of domestic violence. Even though the numbers have gone up, 90 percent of the women who come to the shelter for help graduate to their own apartments and their own incomes.  The expectations that are encouraged by Truax, her brother, and all the volunteers are largely responsible for this high rate of success. ...

Reynolds also received a donation in December from the Frontera Women’s Foundation, which has given grants to non-profit organizations here since 2003. This needed donation will go to pay bills and maintain the upkeep of the shelter, Truax said. “Frontera Women’s Foundation is willing to help us with just the basics, which we badly need. We really couldn’t do it without Frontera Women’s Foundation.”                                                READ FULL STORY



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