Becky Lockwood, director of the Salasin Project in Greenfield, talks with Individual and Family Support Advocate Jill Predmore. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Staff Writer
Published: 5/13/2022 3:07:35 PM
Modified: 5/13/2022 3:05:57 PM

GREENFIELD — A local program aimed at supporting survivors of domestic abuse has been awarded $127,000 to continue its focus on increasing access to housing and economic empowerment, while also implementing support groups in Spanish.

The Greenfield-based Salasin Project, a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, received the grant through the Massachusetts COVID-19 Survivor Trust Fund.

“The lack of affordable housing can be a significant barrier to someone leaving an abusive relationship,” explained Salasin Project Director Becky Lockwood. “With this funding, we’ll be able to hire a full-time housing advocate who can work with participants to find safe housing and move.”