2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Crockett-Stark
Safe Haven Child Visitation Centers of the New River Valley

Item 493 #5h

Item 493 #5h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2009 $0 FY2010 $50,000 GF

Page 540, after line 37, insert:
"Safe Haven Visitation Centers of the New River Valley    $0     $50,000".

(This amendment provides $50,000 the second year from the general fund to the Safe Haven Visitation Centers of the New River Valley, which is located in Pulaski, Virginia. The Center is a grass-roots organization that provides a safe place for children to maintain a relationship with both parents during separation and divorce. The Center operates on an income based fee structure but does not refuse services to anyone based on the inability to pay. During the start-up year, the Center was managed by one paid part-time administrative support person and non-paid management. This request will allow the Center to expand services to other areas in the region (4 counties and 1 city) by: hiring a part-time administrator; hiring a full-time administrative support person; expanding and upgrading training of volunteers; and purchase equipment and supplies.)