Gov. Ivey awards nearly $2.5 million to assist domestic violence victims in 17 counties

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling nearly $2.5 million to support agencies that serve domestic violence victims in 17 counties in north and central Alabama.

“These agencies provide professional assistance and services that are indispensable for victims and their families,” Gov. Ivey said. “They offer victims a safe haven while also striving to restore hope and break the cycle of violence. I commend the staff members of each agency for their compassionate care of victims.”

YWCA Central Alabama has received two grants totaling $742,476 for services including a confidential emergency shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline in Blount, Jefferson and St. Clair counties.

SafeHouse of Shelby County Inc. will use two grants totaling $532,231 to provide comprehensive services to domestic violence victims in Shelby, Coosa and Clay counties.

2nd Chance Inc. has received two grants totaling $386,319 to provide safe shelter and supportive services for domestic and sexual violence victims in Calhoun, Cleburne, Etowah and Talladega counties.

Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama has received $98,579 to enhance and expand culturally specific prevention services for Hispanic victims of family, domestic and dating violence in Jefferson and Shelby counties.

Family Resource Center of Northwest Alabama Inc. will use $38,147 to help victims in Walker County recover and live free from abuse.

SAN Inc. (Turning Point) has received two grants totaling $247,757 to fund services including community education aimed at reducing domestic violence in Bibb, Fayette, Hale, Lamar, Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties.

King’s Home will use its $404,728 grant to support programs that help and benefit victims in Jefferson and Shelby counties including King’s Home Stables, King’s Home Garden, King’s Home Pottery and King’s Home thrift stores.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering these grants from funds provided by the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Domestic violence has a destructive impact on families and is a public health concern for communities,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in supporting the efforts of these nonprofit organizations that are aimed at healing and prevention.”

ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, victim programs, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation.


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