Governor awards grants to assist victims of abuse across Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $243,850 to seven agencies that serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and human trafficking in Alabama.

“These grants will help non-profit organizations provide a wide range of vital services to the victims of many devastating crimes,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend these agencies for providing prompt professional assistance to people in their time of need.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants with funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice.

“These community-based centers offer a lifeline to people in situations of crisis,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in support of these facilities in their mission to help victims heal and move forward with their lives.”

The following organizations are receiving grants:

Domestic Violence Intervention Center is using a $28,000 grant for a variety of services, including a 24-hour crisis line, an emergency shelter and case management for victims in Chambers, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell and Tallapoosa counties.

Columbus Alliance for Battered Women Inc., better known as Hope Harbour, has received a $13,350 grant to fund the Community Outreach Program, which offers crisis intervention and comprehensive support services to domestic violence victims in Russell County.

Camille Place is receiving a $50,000 grant to provide housing, therapy, education and guidance to minor females from around the state who are victims of human trafficking.

Domestic Violence Crisis Services is using a $20,000 grant to assist victims of elder abuse and domestic violence in Cherokee, DeKalb and Marshall counties.

SAN Inc., better known as Turning Point, is receiving a $39,500 grant for services including a shelter, counseling and advocacy for sexual assault and domestic violence victims in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.

Family Counseling Center of Mobile Inc. is using a $40,000 grant to provide professional counseling, follow-up services, crisis intervention and emergency services to victims of sexual assault in Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties.

Crisis Center Inc. is receiving a $53,000 grant to offer 24-hour access to forensic exams, evidence collection, crisis counseling and legal advocacy to sexual assault victims in Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair and Walker counties.

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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