On behalf of the survivors of domestic violence we serve, Rainbow House is grateful for the support of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. Rainbow House received $19,721 through the Funds for Greater Green Bay to acquire a forensic evidence camera and software system dedicated to our Oconto community. The camera system can detect evidence such as bruising, gun powder residue, and bodily fluids not visible to the naked eye. Such evidence helps ensure that victims get the medical care they need, and that perpetrators are legally held accountable for their actions in domestic violence cases. More than 40% of Oconto victims of domestic violence report having been strangled or “choked” by their partners. Yet in most instances of this high-risk crime, there is no visible evidence to prosecute this felony charge. As a result of this new technology, law enforcement is better able to document evidence when responding to such calls.
The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has also provided an additional $12,000 through their Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay to offer the counseling services of a Licensed Clinical Therapist in our Oconto County Outreach Office. As always, all services offered by the Rainbow House are completely free and confidential.
Stronger Together: How GGBCF Strengthens Our Community
Charitable funds at the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation award grants to more than 500 community initiatives and award more than 125 scholarships to students each year. These grants and scholarships are made possible by generous donors who have established or contributed to funds at the Community Foundation.
Our mission of connecting caring people with solutions that strengthen our community is alive and thriving – and evident in our grant and scholarship programs.