On Monday, Sept. 30, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) presented a Transitional Housing Grant for $450,000 to Safer Path Family Violence Shelter at the Pleasanton Civic Center. This $450,000 grant is awarded through the Department of Justices’ Office of Violence Against Women Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program. The primary purpose of the Transitional Housing Assistance Program is to provide aid to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking who are homeless or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. The program supports holistic, victim centered approaches to providing transitional housing services that move individuals into permanent housing. Pictured, from left, are Carol Delgaldo, CCSCT; Britni Van Curan, Pleasanton Mayor Pro-Tem; Congressman Henry Cuellar; Alma Adamez, CCSCT/Grant Writer; Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall; Jessica, client; Poteet Mayor Willie Leal, Jr.; Rhonda Williamson, Safer Executive Director; Jolene Garcia: Bobby Deike, CCSCT Executive Director; Imelda Gomez, Safer Path Advocate; Jennifer Espinoza; Cindy Rodriguez, Safer Path Advocate; Sheryl Vaughn; Jesus M. Oliva; Marissa Alvarez, Voluteer Coordinator; Andrea Rathmell, Safer Path Outreach Coordinator; Adriana Alvarado, Safer Path Advocate; Stephanie Martinez, Safer Path Advocate; and Adrianne Mendez, Safer Path Advocate. See press release and more photos on 2A.