Second round of Dutchess agency partner grants awarded

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POUGHKEEPSIE – The second round of funding awards for the 2015-16 Dutchess County Agency Partner Grant Program were announced by County Executive Marcus Molinaro.
The awards are given to local non-profit agencies to deliver outcome-based programs in areas of identified need.

Hudson Valley House of Hope received $27,000 to hire a full-time case manager and part-time case aide to provide direct services to individuals who have experienced domestic violence, child abuse, and/or sexual assault.
Family Services received $39,000 to hire a part-time hotline advocate to answer Lethality Assessment Program hotline calls from police officers in those jurisdictions.
Mediation Center of Dutchess County, Inc. received $37,000 to support the Coalition on Elder Abuse in Dutchess County by training community professionals to prevent and address elder abuse by identifying the signs, and refer clients to targeted resources that best fit their unique situations.
Child Abuse Prevention Center, Inc. received $10,000 to continue the Personal Safety Program, designed to educate young children on strategies to overcome and prevent bullying.
Mediation Center of Dutchess County, Inc. received $35,000 to continue the implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in county schools.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County received $95,000 to provide research-based education, outreach, and training in county agricultural industries to enable the growth and enhancement of their operations.