Gov. Ivey awards grants to 11 agencies that assist domestic violence victims

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling more than $473,000 to 11 agencies that serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in many counties across Alabama.

“Victims of these terrible crimes deserve to have access to timely professional assistance in times of crisis,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend these organizations for helping these victims heal, recover and navigate the legal system.”

Legal Services Alabama Inc. is using its grant of $54,133 for Project Leviticus, which will provide an attorney for 38 hours a week and a project manager for 11 hours a week to cover domestic violence cases in Autauga, Bullock, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes and Pike counties.

2nd Chance Inc. has received $20,000 to support services including emergency shelter, counseling and transportation for domestic violence victims in Calhoun, Cleburne, Etowah and Talladega counties.

Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama is using a $67,000 grant to serve non-English speaking victims of domestic violence statewide. The organization has also received a grant for $10,392 to fund technology upgrades for its service areas including Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties.

AshaKiran Inc. is using a $41,000 grant for outreach and education about domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Jackson, Limestone and Madison counties. AshaKiran’s mission is to address domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in underserved communities such as the foreign-born.

YWCA Central Alabama has received a $33,000 grant to assist victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, stalking and harassment in Blount, Jefferson and St. Clair counties.

SAN Inc., better known as Turning Point, is using a $29,000 grant to provide a variety of services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Bibb, Fayette, Hale, Lamar, Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties.

Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. has received a $65,000 grant for programs including a sexual assault response team, trauma counseling, education and training in Jackson, Limestone, Madison and Morgan counties.

Montgomery Area Family Violence Program, better known as Family Sunshine Center, is using a $52,000 grant to provide emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy and support to victims of sexual assault in Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery counties.

Rape Counselors of East Alabama has received $26,000 to serve victims of sexual assault in Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell and Tallapoosa counties.

One Place Family Justice Center is using a $32,000 grant to provide comprehensive services to victims in Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, Perry and Wilcox counties.

Tuscaloosa SAFE Center Inc. has received $54,500 to assist sexual assault victims in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.

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

“ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in support of local agencies that provide critical assistance to victims in communities throughout Alabama,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “These grants will help these organizations continue to provide assistance to people in their service areas.”

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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