Funding & Affiliations

Funding Sources

In addition to generous donations from local individuals and organizations, we apply annually for a variety of federal, state, and local grants, while also actively searching for new grants that fit our strategic plan. The following is a breakdown of the funding that allows New Directions to serve the needs of Knox County residents.

Federal Grants

New Directions receives a total of $307,553.00 in federal funding: Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Ohio Attorney General, $140,503.00; Violence Against Women Act, Rape Prevention Education, Ohio Department of Health, $57,943.00; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DELTA FOCUS, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, $69,107.00; and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the Office of Criminal Justice Services, $40,000.00.

State Grants

Three sources grant New Directions a total of $78,326.00 in state funding. This includes $23,135.00 from Baseline, $45,000.00 from the Rape Crisis Fund, and $10,191.00 from the State Victims Assistance Act (SVAA).

Local Grants

Three local organizations contribute a total of $171,606.00 to New Directions. This includes $114,606.00 from Mental Health and Recovery of Licking and Knox Counties (MHR), $38,000.00 from United Way of Knox County, and $14,000 from marriage license taxes. As in the past, New Directions may receive additional grant funding from groups including the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Soroptomist International of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Harcourt Parish Episcopal Church, and others.

Local Contributions

The local contributions category combines funds received from private donors with money earned from fundraising efforts. These sources provide a total of $76,800.00.

Affiliations

To better serve survivors of domestic, intimate partner, and sexual violence, New Directions collaborates with numerous local and state organizations.

Emergency Needs Coalition

New Directions is a member of the Emergency Needs Coalition, which brings together local organizations to organize resources and provide housing to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Sexual Assault Response Team

The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a coordinated effort to provide the best possible legal, medical, and social services for survivors of sexual assault and identify areas that need improved coordination. New Directions facilitates SART in Knox County.

SART Policies and Procedures

Knox County Domestic Violence Collaborative Board

New Directions facilitates the Knox County Domestic Violence Collaborative Board, which assesses the community’s response to domestic violence and seeks to improve this response through coordination with local legal, medical, and social service agencies.

Domestic Violence Protocol of Knox County

Ohio Family and Children First

Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) partners with local and state governments, communities, and families to improve the well-being of children and families in Ohio. New Directions has been a member of this partnership for over 30 years.

fcf.ohio.gov

Knox County Health Planning Partnership

New Directions is a member of the Knox County Health Planning Partnership, a collaborative group of community agencies that coordinates the implementation, administration, and evaluation of a county-wide community health needs assessment and develops the resulting Community Health Improvement plan. View the Knox County Community Health Assessment.

The Freedom Center

The Freedom Center offers prevention services and evidenced-based treatment for individuals and families fighting substance abuse and dependency.

freedomctr.net

Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio, Inc.

Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio, Inc., provides mental health and addiction treatment services for individuals and families.

bhcpartners.org

The Main Place

The Main Place is a mental health recovery center that uses peer support, socialization, education, and training to help people improve their well-being.

themainplace.org

The National Alliance on Mental Health/Illness Knox/Licking County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a grassroots mental health organization that strives to help individuals with mental illnesses by offering education, outreach, support, and advocacy.

namiknoxohio.com

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence

The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) is a statewide coalition that promotes comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors of violence by working with local domestic violence agencies. As a member of this coalition, New Directions receives training and resources from OAESV.

oaesv.org

Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium

The Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium is a coalition of state agencies, local prevention programs, and individuals that seeks to implement a strategic plan for preventing sexual and intimate partner violence. As a coalition member, New Directions receives training and resources from the Consortium.

odvn.org/prevention/plan.html

Ohio Domestic Violence Network

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) connects individuals and domestic violence programs across Ohio in an effort to end violence against adults and children. As a member, New Directions receives training and resources from ODVN.

odvn.org

Emergency Exit