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Friday, August 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
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PHOENIX, Ariz.  – Aug. 8, 2019 – Sojourner Center, a non-profit dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence, received a grant totaling $75,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to bolster case management staff.

“Quality case management is crucial to the success of those who enter our programs,” explained Carrie Borgen, executive director of Sojourner Center. “Statistics show that nearly half of those who seek refuge from domestic violence will return to their abuser and the first time they return is the most lethal. This grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will give us additional resources to support our case managers who work tirelessly with participants through trauma, healing and rebuilding, so they are able to realize a life free from domestic violence.”

Carol Schilling, trustee chair, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, explained the decision for the award. “Sojourner Center is on the frontline for our fellow community members in their times of greatest crisis. Dedicated case managers and advocates stay by the side of victimized adults and children, providing safety, healing, education and housing; and ultimately, putting them on the road to self-sufficiency and independence. This organization’s impact for good is immeasurable. We’re proud to continue to support it.”

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has been involved with Sojourner Center for nearly two decades, contributing more than $875,000 throughout the years.

“The Trust’s generous and unwavering support demonstrates confidence in our leadership and a commitment to our mission and those in our care,” Borgen said. “We are grateful for this relationship and honored to have been chosen for this award.”

Sojourner Center has provided services in the community for more than 40 years. Most recently, and with community support, Sojourner Center’s successes include crisis and pet shelter renovations, reopening of transitional housing, the launch of workforce development and creation of a traumatic brain injury program.

Since the Trust began its grant making in 1998, it has awarded more than $310 million to 987 nonprofit organizations in its home states of Arizona and Indiana.

About Sojourner Center

Sojourner Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, longest running domestic violence shelters in the United States. Sojourner Center’s mission is to overcome the impact of domestic violence, one life at a time. It serves more than 1,000 vulnerable adults and children each year through its crisis shelter, transitional housing and community outreach programs and provides additional support through its traumatic brain injury program, child development center, pet shelter, workforce development and lay legal services. Sojourner Center continues to develop and expand quality services as it works toward a world free from domestic violence. For more information, visit

About The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust was established upon the death of Nina Mason Pulliam in 1997 to support the causes she loved in her home states of Arizona and Indiana for 50 years. The Trust seeks to help people in need, protect animals and nature, and enrich community life in metropolitan Indianapolis and Phoenix.  For more information, visit 

Sojourner Center Contact: Gordon Sims
Title: Director of Philanthropy
Email/Phone:; (602) 296-3354

 Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Contact: Teri Walker
Title:     Manager of Communications and External Relations
Email/Phone:; (480) 887-0083

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