A Woman’s Place (AWP), a nationally accredited comprehensive domestic violence program in Bucks County, has been selected as the recipient of the Lisa Diener Domestic Violence Foundation’s (LDDVF) Sixth Annual Benefit taking place on Sunday, April 30th, from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Brunswick Zone XL in Feasterville.
The benefit is open to the public – event tickets and individual/corporate sponsorships are available on the event page of www.LDDVF.com. The LDDVF has a goal of raising over $15,000 in order to fund the continuation and expansion of A Woman’s Place The Empowerment Project (TEP).
Established in 2014, TEP’s mission is to help survivors build the empowerment and independence needed to successfully leave their abuser for good. TEP programs open to AWP clients and the community include writing groups, book clubs, and career and financial groups.
Programs solely for AWP clients are the Thursday Night Ladies writing group and the Women Taking Charge financial empowerment and self-sufficiency program. Women Taking Charge provides participants with financial literacy, employment and career development, decision-making, goal setting, legal consultation, education options, health care access, civic engagement and advocacy, and more, all while providing transportation, childcare, and lunch.
The LDDVF gift will enable the expansion of The Empowerment Project’s vital programs into Upper and Lower Bucks County, allowing for more clients to participate and benefit from the learning and socialization they offer.
The family and friends of Lisa Diener established the LDDVF in 2010, after her sudden passing. Lisa was an advocate and professional dedicated to helping survivors of abuse create a new life.
Since the organization’s inception, the LDDVF has raised close to $175,000 to help multiple programs in Montgomery and Bucks County, which are focused on supporting survivors of abuse create a new life.
“Lisa was a strong advocate for women,” Lisa’s sister Deirdre Diener said. “We are doing the work she would do if she were still here. We try to do our big fundraising benefit during March or April since Lisa’s birthday is March 8th,” Deirdre said. “It is a celebration of her life and a continuation of her legacy.”
“We are incredibly honored that LDDVF selected A Woman’s Place and The Empowerment Project as the beneficiary of their 2017 event at Brunswick Zone XL,” said Heather Giampapa, Director of Philanthropy. “The Foundation is such a dynamic organization and their past fundraising successes have been amazing. We’re thrilled that the Foundation feels The Empowerment Project is a program worth supporting, and we’re looking forward to a fantastic day on April 30!”