Ocean County’s Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, has received a $10,000 grant from the OceanFirst Foundation to cover the costs of lighting upgrades in the program’s parking lot, which will enhance safety.
As a trauma-informed agency, Providence House prioritizes the safety and comfort of both staff and clients. After receiving feedback about the lighting in its parking lot, Providence House of Ocean County reached out to the OceanFirst Foundation for help with improvements.
The lighting, which had not been upgraded since the building was purchased in 2006, will be augmented with additional fixtures, reducing trip hazards and improving safety and comfort for clients and staff.
“The steadfast support of OceanFirst Foundation has enabled Providence House to provide healing and recovery to thousands of families in our nearly 30 years of service to the community,” said Mary Pettrow, associate service area director.
Providence House Domestic Violence Services is a program of Catholic Charities whose mission is to end the cycle of domestic abuse through education, empowerment, and advocacy, while providing a safe haven from abuse.
Since its founding in 1902, OceanFirst Bank has built a reputation as a responsible corporate citizen. Made possible by a one-time endowment of $13.4 million approved by OceanFirst Bank depositors, OceanFirst Foundation provides grants to organizations in need throughout the community.[[In-content Ad]]