MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $28,500 grant to a nonprofit organization in Shelby County that assists victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Safehouse of Shelby County will use funds to continue providing services to domestic and sexual violence victims in Shelby, Coosa, Clay and Chilton counties. Safehouse also provides emergency shelter and advocacy, forensic examinations and crisis intervention services.
“Victims in these four counties deserve access to professional services and assistance,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend Safehouse of Shelby County for its commitment to helping victims during such awful moments.”
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA also manages a range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, recreation, energy conservation and water resource management.
“ADECA supports Gov. Ivey in her efforts to ensure that help and support are available for those who have suffered from sexual abuse or domestic violence,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “No one should have to endure the trauma of violence alone, and these centers and others like them across Alabama provide valuable and needed assistance.”