Congressman Castro, Local Leaders Announce Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding for Domestic Violence Prevention in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), joined by Judge Monique Diaz and leaders from Guardian House and Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, announced nearly $1 million he secured for domestic violence prevention programs in San Antonio and Bexar County. Specifically, Guardian House will receive $483,963 for its Triple P Positive Parenting Expansion, and the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio will receive $472,699 for its Center for Miracles.
“For years, I’ve worked to connect San Antonio with resources to address domestic violence,” said Congressman Castro. “These funds will help Guardian House and the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio expand on their work to support victims and prevent child abuse. As our city’s leaders and organizations continue working to protect survivors and hold abusers accountable, I remain committed to getting San Antonio the money it needs to enact systemic change and save lives.”
As part of the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations process, Congressman Castro secured $15.6 million in federal funding for community projects in San Antonio, including two projects specifically focused on domestic violence prevention:
Guardian House – Triple P Positive Parenting Program Expansion:
$483,963 in new federal funding secured by Congressman Castro
This funding will support the Triple P Positive Parenting Program, an evidence-based, scalable, and adaptable parenting and family support system. Currently, this program is provided at no cost to the San Antonio community by the City of San Antonio Metro Health and its community partners as part of Metro Health’s ongoing goal of preventing child abuse and breaking generational cycles of family violence.
Children’s Hospital of San Antonio - Center for Miracles
$472,699 in new federal funding secured by Congressman Castro
This funding will support the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio’s Center for Miracles in their work to provide training and education to members of the South Texas community on identifying and handling possible child abuse cases. This funding will help train future counselors, social workers, medical staff and first responders to identify, assess, diagnose, and treat child abuse and neglect.
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To read more about these federal investments for San Antonio through the FY2023 appropriations process, click here.
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