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BCVS receives grant

by ROSE SHABABY
Staff Writer | May 13, 2021 1:00 AM

Boundary County Victim Services has received a grant from the North Idaho Action Fund. The NIAF is part of the Idaho Community Foundation.

The NIAF grant will allow BCVS to provide some specific services and options to crime victims. The grant will provide increased resources to connect Boundary County residents who have experienced violence to mental health resources, to help in the healing process.

These funds will also increase availability of substance abuse treatment for program participants seeking this option but unable to afford it without assistance.

Both services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, may allow crime victims the support needed to realize a healthy and safe lifestyle. In addition to these services, BCVS will now have an expanded capacity to assist with ancillary needs associated with seeking mental health or substance use treatment.

BCVS is grateful to NIAF and ICF, as well as all those who donate to support our agency, our mission, and our community.

ICF is one of more than 1,600 community foundations around the world that provide a way for people of all income levels to make a lasting difference in Idaho. Community foundations are conveners and can help bring people together in partnerships to discuss important issues. ICF serves all 44 Idaho counties and helps build and strengthen communities by bringing people together using the power of collective giving. The foundation offers grants to nonprofits, schools and other organizations as well as providing scholarships to students.

BCVS is a nonprofit organization funded by grants and generous donations from our community members.