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Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services Receives a $5,000 Grant

Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services is pleased to announce an award from the Bond Foundation. The LEON H. AND CLYMENE M. BOND FOUNDATION, INC. is a family endowed Foundation committed to the growth and improvement of Oconto County and its surrounding areas. The Foundation was established in 1993 by Leon Bond (benefactor of the Foundation and founder of the Bond Pickle Company) and Earl DeCloux, residents of the City of Oconto. To date the Foundation has given over $4 million dollars to support our local community.
Rainbow House provides an Outreach Office and services throughout Oconto. In order to better serve clients in this large, rural county, a shelter vehicle is desperately needed. Clients often lack the means of transportation to seek help. With this grant, Rainbow House Advocates will be able to reach survivors safely and confidentially, providing services where the clients need them most. “Whether it’s delivering a bag of groceries to a family in need, or transporting a client to a legal or medical appointment, this provides essential connections between survivors and the support they need to become safe and independent”, says Jessica Honish, Legal Advocate – Oconto County.
The Bond Foundation has provided $5,000 towards the acquisition of an Oconto office vehicle. Rainbow House will be matching that, and seeking one additional grant to finalize this project. “We’re well on our way towards providing greater safety and access to resources for survivors. We can’t thank the Bond Foundation enough for their support of our mission”, says Courtney Olson, Rainbow House Director.
If you are involved in a domestic violence situation, the number for Rainbow House is 715-735-6656. Please call 24 hours a day for free and confidential services.