Soroptimist International of Manassas, donated $5,000 to ACTS, BEACON, Fauquier FAITH Partners, Fauquier Family Shelter, Transitional Housing BARN, and Youth for Tomorrow in recognition of their efforts to improve the lives of women and girls.
Dotty Larson, Program Director, accepted the award for ACTS’ safe houses for women fleeing domestic violence. BEACON was recognized for its work to increase English proficiency of non-English speaking residents. Marianne Racca, Director, accepted the award for BEACON and will use the funds to purchase course materials. Lorene Head, Executive Director of Fauquier FAITH Partners, will use the funds towards establishment of a safe house in Fauquier County. Colin Davis, Executive Director of Transitional Housing BARN, a shelter for homeless women and children, explained how the funds would be used to help cover residents’ pressing needs for medical and dental care. Dr. Courtney Gaskins, Director of Program Services, Youth for Tomorrow, will use the money for Girls on a Journey Program for girls who are victims of sex-trafficking. Soroptimist International of Manassas was founded over 50 years ago and supports our community through scholarships, grants for women, and club programs to benefit nonprofits.