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CASA Receives Housing for Everyone Grant from TD Charitable Foundation

 [PINELLAS COUNTY, FL., May 16, 2024]Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA), Pinellas County’s certified domestic violence service provider, is a proud recipient of TD Charitable Foundation’s Housing for Everyone grant. The $175,000 grant will support survivors’ continued access to CASA’s robust community housing programs including emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing.

“For victims of domestic violence, the thought of escaping an abuser is often met with the reality of not having a place for them and their children to call home,” says Lariana Forsythe, CASA CEO. “CASA rehoused 636 survivors last year. The Housing for Everyone grant will enable us to continue providing support to survivors in need.”

TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, announced it awarded a total of $7 million to 37 non-profits across the bank’s Maine to Florida footprint and in Michigan through the 18th annual Housing for Everyone grant program. Grants ranging from $150,000 to $250,000 will support independent living for marginalized community members, especially those who experience homelessness and face conditions that make it difficult to maintain a stable home without additional help.

“These organizations are making it their primary mission to help relieve some of the most vulnerable members of our community — those who are unsheltered or experiencing homelessness due to higher eviction rates as pandemic-era programs have ended or financial insecurity grows through inflation or other factors,” said Paige Carlson-Heim, Director of the TD Charitable Foundation. “Housing for Everyone grant recipients are working closely with TD to improve access by creating innovative solutions that are helping to create a more sustainable and inclusive future for everyone. It is a privilege to support our 2024 Housing for Everyone grant recipients and to continue to be a part of this imperative work.”

Visit for a full list of the 2024 Housing for Everyone grant recipients.

Since 2005, the Housing for Everyone grant program has awarded more than $49 million to support more than 550 affordable housing initiatives in the communities TD serves. Housing for Everyone underscores TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment and helping people live with greater financial confidence through the TD Ready Commitment, TD’s corporate citizenship platform. The TD Ready Commitment has four drivers of change – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health – to open the doors to a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.

About the TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing over 10 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $323 million through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation is available at

About the TD Ready Commitment

TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues, and communities. As part of its corporate citizenship platform, the TD Ready Commitment, TD is targeting CDN $1 billion (U.S. $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to help open doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through the TD Ready Commitment, TD aspires to link its business, philanthropy and human capital to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but also in their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit

About CASA

Founded in 1977, CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) is the official 501c3 domestic violence center based in Pinellas County, FL. In October 2022, CASA opened Florida’s only Family Justice Center, earning the 2023 National Purple Ribbon Award for Outstanding New Service Launch. CASA’s mission is to challenge the societal acceptance of all forms of domestic violence through advocacy, prevention, intervention, and support services. To learn more, visit




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