It has been said, “Giving opens the way for receiving.” This quote is fitting for The Jim Moran Foundation, a long-term Impact Partner of Women In Distress, and Jim and Jan Moran. Their many years of giving have paved the way for thousands of adult survivors and their children to receive the services and support needed to heal from domestic violence abuse and begin a new chapter in their lives where love doesn’t hurt.
Prior to The Jim Moran Foundation being established, Jim and Jan Moran were longtime supporters and advocates of Women In Distress. In the mid-90s, recognizing the significant support of the Morans, the doors of the Jim & Jan Moran Family Center opened in Fort Lauderdale. When the demand for emergency shelter and supportive services outpaced the agency’s capacity to serve families in need, Jan Moran helped make it possible to open the new Women In Distress Jim & Jan Moran Family Center in 2011 through a personal gift and the Moran Challenge Grant. This center allowed WID to double our emergency shelter capacity and outreach services, as well as offer enhancements including a wellness center, family therapy room, and a special populations wing for families with special needs.
With grant funding from The Jim Moran Foundation since 2016, Women In Distress offers virtual and in-person events facilitated by WID’s Education and Prevention team to thousands of middle and high school students, parents, community members, and professionals to learn about domestic violence, the development of healthy relationship skills and the services available to survivors. The Foundation provides further support through a multi-year grant to ensure vital therapeutic and crisis intervention services continue to be accessible to children and families in WID’s emergency shelter and outpatient (non-residential) programs.
We are grateful for the giving legacy of Jim and Jan Moran and the partnership with The Jim Moran Foundation to serve the needs of members of the community, which is made a better place through intentional generosity.