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Lissy's Place

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $180,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

My Home Your Home, Inc. will support Lissy's Place, a 24-hour transitional housing program for single homeless women between the ages of 18-29. Lissy's Place empowers and strengthens women who have been victims of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, and financial duress and provides a clean, safe, and stable living environment, one-on-one case management, life skills education, and individual and group learning experiences. The objectives of Lissy's Place are to assist with increasing the participants knowledge and instilling a sense of self-worth and confidence; to alleviate the potential for continued criminal behavior; and to assist with locating permanent housing. Through Lissy's Place, the program participants will develop goals and timeframes for greater self-determination, increased skills and/or income, and permanent housing.


Date Created: August 29, 2010