Today Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announced two Victorville-based organizations, Sterling Solutions and Victor Valley Domestic Violence, Inc., have been awarded $310,000 from the Women’s Recovery Response Program. The program came out of one-time funding allocated by the legislature to invest in women’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These funds will be extremely beneficial to these outstanding organizations dedicated to ensuring vulnerable women and girls in the High Desert have access to resources, opportunities, safety and shelter,” said Senator Wilk. “I am incredibly grateful for the vital services Victorville Domestic Violence, Inc. and Sterling Solutions provide to those in need, and I thank the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls for awarding them with this grant!”
With the funds, Victor Valley Domestic Violence, Inc. will be providing wraparound services for survivors of domestic violence and their children, including basic services such as emergency shelter, food, and the resources to create a path forward beyond their shelter stay.
Sterling Solutions will be creating pipelines to quality jobs, upward mobility, and income security by training and certifying individuals for entry-level opportunities in the mental health field as peer support specialists.
Both organizations join a competitive cohort of grantees whose work has focused on uplifting women and girls for the past two years.
Since the advent of this program in 2022, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls has given nearly $10 million dollars to local commissions on women and girls, direct service providers, and non-profit organizations.