OGDEN -- Julee Smith, executive director of Your Community Connection, recently received a 2012 Smart Women Grant from Zions Bank.
Smith was awarded the $3,000 grant at a Nov. 20 ceremony at Zions Bank headquarters in Salt Lake City.
As executive director, Smith has encountered hundreds of women and families who successfully transition out of a domestic violence situation through the organization's crisis center. In 2011, Your Community Connection provided shelter services to 388 women and children.
The grant will help Your Community Connection provide resources to help victims transition to living an independent life.