Carlisle, PA – August 21, 2019:  The GB Stuart Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties (DVSCP) for a two-part shelter structural improvement project. Tasks being funded include repairing or replacing 45 shelter windows, as well as repairing and replacing portions of the exterior, which have begun to rot.

DVSCP selected Carlisle-based general contractor Cumberland Design and Building, Inc., to complete the project. With a cost estimate at just over $100,000, this grant from GB Stuart was crucial for the agency to reach its fundraising goal. GB Stuart Foundation is a private foundation known for its support for local concerns, including youth and social services, and charitable, educational and religious purposes.

“Last year, much of the interior of the Shelter was renovated, and now it’s time to move to exterior repairs. These funds will allow us to achieve our goal of safety and comfort for our residents,” commented Barbara Kohutiak, DVSCP Executive Director.  “We are grateful to the GB Stuart Foundation for recognizing how important this project is.”

The agency is more than halfway to its goal of $100,000.  If you’d like to contribute to the repairs needed to keep the emergency shelter safe and operable for those seeking refuge from violent homes, please visit or call 717-258-4806.