Betty Griffin House receives Mazda Foundation grant

Betty Griffin House Executive Director Joyce Mahr reported to Historic City News today that they have received a $10,000 grant from the Mazda Foundation to support the local Outreach Therapy Program.

Mahr told reporters that the funds will be used in four underserved areas within St. Johns County to provide confidential counseling services.

“Our outreach center will provide individual and group counseling in Hastings, St. Augustine, Julington Creek and Ponte Vedra,” Mahr told Historic City News. “Betty Griffin House is the only center in St. Johns County that has been providing free services to all victims of domestic and sexual abuse for the past 25 years.”

Contact the Outreach Center by telephone at (904) 808-8544.

If you, or someone you know, is a survivor of domestic or sexual abuse, Betty Griffin House now offers safe, confidential counseling and case management in the Julington Creek, Ponte Vedra and Hastings area. Contact the 24-hour hotline at (904) 824-1555.

Programs the Mazda Foundation supports range from children’s organizations and educational scholarships to food banks, environmental programs and crucial disaster relief efforts. To lean more, visit

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