Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), an organization that serves victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County, was the recipient of a grant from the Robert and Elaine Fitt Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation last month, following a recommendation by Robert and Elaine Fitt.
The grant was acknowledged during a visit by the Fitts to NOVA’s headquarters in Jamison on Dec. 19, where they met with Penny Ettinger, executive director, NOVA staff members, and received a tour of the agency so they could see how their grant impacts the organization.
NOVA was founded in 1974 as one of the first rape crisis centers in Pennsylvania. Today, NOVA is the comprehensive crime victims service and prevention center that supports, counsels and empowers sexual assault victims and victims of other serious crimes in Bucks County.
NOVA works to prevent and eliminate violence in society through advocacy, training, community education and prevention programs.
“We have been making grants to NOVA for the past five years,” noted Robert Fitt after receiving a tour of NOVA’s offices. “Today, we saw first-hand, how NOVA serves thousands of individuals in Bucks County who are in crisis by providing much-needed support, counseling and education each year.”