Gov. Ivey awards $184,000 to assist domestic violence victims

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $184,000 to six agencies that help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“These grants are supporting organizations that offer a lifeline to victims and their families in times of crisis,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend them for providing timely assistance along with outreach and education efforts.”

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

“Victims of violence and abuse deserve professional care and advocacy,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in support of these local agencies and the essential services they offer their communities.”

The following organizations have received grants:

Safeplace Inc. has received a $36,000 grant for services that include two shelters, advocacy, community training and violence intervention for victims in Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion and Winston counties.

The House of Ruth Inc. will use its $40,000 grant to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike counties.

Victim Services of Cullman Inc. has received a $10,000 grant for its crisis response and recovery programs for individuals and families affected by domestic violence in Cullman County.

Baldwin Family Violence Shelter, better known as The Lighthouse, will use its $34,000 grant to offer services including crisis intervention, shelter, case management and child advocacy for victims in Baldwin, Conecuh, Escambia and Monroe counties.

Penelope House Inc. has received $37,000 for a variety of services including its Court Advocacy Program to help victims navigate the legal system in Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties.

SafeHouse of Shelby County Inc. has received $27,000 for holistic services to help victims rebuild their lives. That assistance includes transportation, childcare assistance, career training and educational resources for victims in Chilton, Clay, Coosa and Shelby 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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