The McConnell Foundation is one of many organizations and individuals supporting One SAFE Place’s new Sierra Center. The new shelter and client services center will more than double One SAFE Place’s current capabilities for helping victims of domestic and sexual abuse, and will accept women, as well as men, and their children.

McConnell’s $1 million grant will also help One SAFE Place develop the One SAFE Place – One SAFE Community Initiative.

The vision for the One SAFE Place – One SAFE Community Initiative is a concept that will produce a model for change that can be implemented in Shasta County and communities throughout the nation. Recently, Blue Shield of California joined The McConnell Foundation by selecting One SAFE Place to be part of a pilot project using a process called “Theory of Change.” The goal is to find new ways for agencies that help victims of domestic and sexual abuse provide effective services with the ability to develop, refine and share best practices between agencies. This pilot project is targeted to be completed by August 2016.

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