Victims Inventention Program members accept check for $13,032.00.

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For Immediate Release

Victims’ Intervention Program Receives Grant from Villaume Foundation

The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation announced that the Victims’ Intervention Program was selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2016 community grant awards. Michele Minor Wolf, Executive Director on behalf of the Victims’ Intervention Program, as well as counselors and staff members of Victims’ Intervention Program were on hand to receive a check in the amount of $13,032.00 from Villaume Foundation board members Paul Edwards and Jon Villaume.

Victims’ Intervention Program is a private, non-profit organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other serious crimes. Some of the services offered include 24 hour crisis hotline, counseling, medical and legal advocacy, emergency food vouchers, risk reduction programs, school counseling, and many others. The Villaume grant will be utilized to assist with costs associated with improving their offices to better serve the community. For more information regarding the services offered by the Victims’ Intervention Program, please visit their website at or call 570-253-4401.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives John and Helen Villaume was created to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,000,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Front: Mary Ann Reynolds, Counselor with Victims’ Intervention Program, Standing: Paul Edwards, Villaume Foundation board member, Jessica Zaccari, Shelter Advocate, Randi Bannon, Child Counselor, Chelsea Rutledge, Child Counselor, Linda Gardepe, Counselor, Diane Yaddow, Program Director, Michele Minor Wolf, Executive Director for Victims’ Intervention Program, accepts the check for $13,032.00; Joan Cowell, Legal Advocate, Susan Dvorin, Administrative Assistant, David Warshaw, Fiscal Manager and Jon Villaume, Villaume Foundation Board Member

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