Funders Social Justice/Advocacy Social Services

Methodist Justice Ministry receives funding from Texas Women’s Foundation

Methodist Justice Ministry (MJM) announced that they have been awarded a grant from the Texas Women’s Foundation to provide legal representation and ongoing services to women and their children who have been impacted by family violence and abuse.

Melanie Hanna, Development Director at MJM, stated “ Sadly, we have seen a 30% increase in the demand for our services and the Texas Women’s Foundation Resilience Grant will enable us to help these families that have no where else to turn. We are truly grateful for their support.”

MJM is a law firm that focuses on a specific need – women and children who are victims of domestic violence, neglect, and abuse. MJM’s support, however, does not end when a judgment or injunction is issued. Instead, the staff at MJM continue to support its clients as they learn to live a life free of violence and fear and reconstruct their network and independence.

Texas Women’s Foundation is Transforming Texas for Women and Girls, empowering them to build stronger, more equitable communities. Since 1985, the Foundation has been advancing social and economic change for women and girls in Texas. One of the world’s largest women’s foundations, the Foundation raises funding from a broad base of donors, including individuals, foundations, and corporations. These resources support more than $10 million in annual investments that advance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls through groundbreaking research, advocacy, grants and programs.

The Foundation’s statewide research on issues affecting women and girls provides decision-makers and lawmakers with critical data to inform policies, practices, and programs in the state. Its grantmaking and innovative programs support solutions that help Texas women and girls thrive. In addition, Texas Women’s Foundation is an acknowledged leader and advocate in the gender lens investing movement and has deployed 100% of its assets – endowments, operating investments, and donor-advised funds – in a gendered impact portfolio that yields strong financial returns and measurable social benefits to women and girls.

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Barbara Clark Galupi