Pike County Human Services and Greater Pike Community Foundation Unite for the Safe Haven Legacy Housing Program

As the nation observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the Greater Pike Community Foundation and Pike County Human Services have embarked on a pioneering partnership. Their combined goal: devising novel and potent solutions to address the challenge of domestic violence within Pike County.

Robert Ruiz, MBA, Executive Director of Pike County Human Services, spoke of the synergy: "In our unwavering mission to uplift and protect our community, collaborations like the one with the Greater Pike Community Foundation are transformative. Together, we’re not only addressing the immediate needs of domestic violence survivors but charting a course towards sustained change. By amalgamating our resources, knowledge, and dedication, we're innovating to confront this issue directly and promise a more secure Pike County."

Further emphasizing the commitment, Jess Zufall, Executive Director of the Greater Pike Community Foundation, said, “As we work to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout October, Greater Pike Community Foundation is committed to helping survivors of domestic violence and their children live lives that are free from violence. To that end, we have issued micro-grants to various organizations throughout Pike County via the Safe Haven Legacy Fund. Through these micro-grants, our providers will be able to assist survivors on their path to stable and permanent housing while breaking generational cycles of violence.”

About the Safe Haven Legacy Housing Program

The Safe Haven Legacy Housing Program stands as a beacon, offering comprehensive housing support to guide survivors from adversity to stability.

Eligibility and Services Highlights:

  • Target Group: Domestic violence survivors.
  • Duration: Up to 2 months.
  • Financial Cap: Maximum assistance of $8,000 per household.

How to Apply:

For online applications, visit www.pikeforward.com/safehavenlegacyhousingprogram.

For a personal touch, in-person submissions are available at local offices (by appointment) at the office of Human Services at the 506 Board St., Milford PA, 18337.

The initiatives are underpinned by the munificent support of the Greater Pike Community Foundation's Safe Haven Legacy Fund.

For further details, please reach out to Robert Ruiz, MBA, Executive Director of Pike County Human Services via phone 570-296-3434 or email at rruiz@pikepa.org.

Photo ID: Jessica Zufall, Executive Director, Greater Pike Community Foundation; Stephanie Everson, Pike County Human Services Housing Coordinator; Kayla Orben, Pike County Human Services Assistant Director; and Commissioners Ronald Schmalzle, Matthew Osterberg and Tony Waldron.