TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – After two weeks of fundraising, the Council on Domestic Abuse has met it’s initial fundraising goal of $150,000.
Full residential services with CODA will be restored. CODA is the only resource to house survivors of domestic violence in West Central Indiana.
Weeks ago, the organization announced it would have to suspend its residential services for survivors of domestic abuse starting September 14th due to the lack of funds. Operation costs for the organization were increasing and state-awarded grants for the organization were delayed.
Executive Director of CODA, Sarah Cambell launched the social media campaign #CommunityforCODA and through generous donations, $150,000 was raised. Fundraising included a $50,000 match grant by the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.
The Community Foundation works every day to help create a community where every person can thrive. Adults and children who face domestic violence cannot thrive. The work CODA does saves the lives of our neighbors and helps families in this community find a path to financial, physical and emotional well-being. Supporting CODA is wholly consistent with the mission of the Community Foundation and we are pleased we were able to offer this challenge to the community.”Nancy Brattain Rogers, Wabash Valley Community Foundation Board President
Last year, CODA housed over 200 people in the shelter, 64 of which were children.