Gov. Ivey awards grants to assist domestic violence and sexual assault victims statewide

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $6.8 million to help provide services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims as well as training and resources to local law enforcement and nonprofit agencies.

The funds will provide services including safe shelter, crisis lines, counseling, referrals, advocacy, community education and prevention services.

“Sadly, domestic violence affects some Alabama families and residents, and they deserve to have access to quick and compassionate services to help them navigate the process of preventing further abuse,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to support these organizations who help victims as well as assist with investigations.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation and water resources management.

“ADECA shares Gov. Ivey’s dedication to helping victims of domestic abuse by making sure they and those who are assisting them have the resources and training they need,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

The following grants were awarded to organizations that provide direct services:

Baldwin Family Violence Shelter (Baldwin, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe): $62,045

Family Counseling Center of Mobile Inc. (Mobile, Clarke, Washington): $55,000

Penelope House (Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Washington): Two grants totaling $421,804

City of Andalusia (Covington): $134,400

The House of Ruth Inc. (Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike): $79,176

SABRA Sanctuary Inc. (Dallas, Greene, Marengo, Perry, Sumter, Wilcox): $167,200

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. (Autauga, Bullock, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, Pike): $82,984

Family Sunshine Center (Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery): $110,575

Columbus Alliance for Battered Women, Inc. (Russell): $42,990

Rape Counselors of East Alabama (Chambers, Lee, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa): $152,000

SafeHouse of Shelby County Inc. (Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Shelby): Three grants totaling $868,504

King’s Home (Jefferson, Shelby): $480,960.

SAN Inc., better known as Turning Point (Bibb, Fayette, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa): $50,908

Domestic Violence Intervention Center (Chambers, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Tallapoosa): $85,000

2nd Chance Inc. (Calhoun, Cleburne, Etowah, Talladega): Three grants totaling $573,146

Family Resource Center of Northwest Alabama Inc. (Walker): $27,448

Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair, Shelby, Walker): $92,377

Victim Services of Cullman Inc. (Cullman, Winston): Two grants totaling $98,853

Safeplace, Inc. (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, Winston): $120,000

One Place of the Shoals (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion): Two grants totaling $171,680

Domestic Violence Crisis Services (Marshall): Two grants totaling $244,802

Crisis Services of North Alabama, Inc. (Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Morgan): Three grants totaling $1.1 million

Crisis Center Inc. (Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, Walker): $496,000

Tuscaloosa SAFE Center (Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa): $195,000

Family Services of North Alabama (DeKalb, Marshall): $170,000

AshaKiran (Jackson, Limestone, Madison): $153,869

Alabama Coalition Against Rape (statewide): $223,200

University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa): $357,000


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