Horizon gives grant to Domestic Violence Center

Money to help with transition

April 21, 2011|By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun

The Horizon Foundation is giving a $95,000 grant to the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County to help the nonprofit agency continue a transition after several months of turmoil.

County Executive Ken Ulman announced the gift Thursday, just days after Inga James was named the group's new interim director. The Domestic Violence Center replaced its entire board and director last month, and Ulman is awaiting the results of a county audit.

"DVC has experienced a number of challenges over the past year, but the Horizon Foundation award represents a crucial step in restoring the county's and the community's confidence in this organization," Ulman said in a prepared statement. Horizon director Richard M. Krieg said his agency had helped pay for an earlier assessment of the agency that showed major problems before the change in leadership, so "it is very appropriate for us," to help out again.

"What we've seen is a significant effort to improve the organization with a new board in place. It's a pivotal moment," he said.

larry.carson@baltsun.com

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