Shasta Family Justice Center Receives $5,000 Grant

The Shasta Family Justice Center (SFJC) has received a $5,000 grant from The California Endowment (TCE). The funds will be used for the day-to-day operations of the center that works with victims of family violence. TCE thanked the SFJC for its efforts to create a healthier community.

The SFJC is a one-stop help center for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and/or elder abuse.  By housing a multi-disciplinary team of professionals under one roof, the SFJC is reducing the amount of time and the number of places victims have to travel to get the help they need.  The center builds on the success of existing public, private and non-profit organizations agencies in Shasta County.  All of the familiar names that our community trusts when it comes to actively addressing family violence are a part of the center.  The SFJC does not replace these dedicated agencies, but rather co-locates, consolidates and coordinates the services that these agencies currently provide, to better serve victims and their families.

“As the chief executive officer of Shasta Community Health Center, Dean Germano knows the pulse of our community.  Knowing he and The California Endowment are supportive of the SFJC gives us great confidence in our future,” said Michael Burke, executive director of the SFJC. “In our first three months of operation, the SFJC welcomed more than 300 visits from adults and youth.  Being able to provide services in one comfortable and convenient location has allowed many to seek the support they need. This valuable center is changing the landscape of our community in a positive way and is helping our clients break their cycle of abuse.”

“I am very impressed by the work that SFJC undertakes in our community, filling a void that has existed for some time,” said Germano. “I am pleased that, through The California Endowment, we have been able to support such an important service in our community.”

For more information, to take a tour or to donate to this important community center, please contact Michael Burke at (530) 243-8868 or visit us online at

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  1. Avatar Earl Richards says:

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