MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $20,900 grant to support a nonprofit agency that provides aid for domestic violence victims in six Black Belt counties.
The grant funds will help the Selma and Blackbelt Regional Abuse Sanctuary to continue serving victims in Dallas, Greene, Marengo, Perry, Sumter and Wilcox counties. SABRA provides crisis shelter, case management, counseling, court advocacy and referral services.
“Domestic violence victims in the Black Belt should have access to safe shelter and professional services like those provided by SABRA,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend the efforts of the staff members who work to protect victims and their families every day.”
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Justice Department.
“I join Gov. Ivey in support of SABRA and the services it offers for domestic violence victims and their families,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA is pleased to partner with the organization to ensure that all abuse victims in these counties have access to safe shelter and assistance.”
ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.
Ivey notified Bobbi Talbot, SABRA Sanctuary board chair, that the grant had been approved.