Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $7.1 million to help provide services to domestic violence victims across the state.
The funds will provide services including safe shelter, crisis lines, counseling, referrals, advocacy and assistance in filing victims’ compensation claims.
“Domestic violence unfortunately continues to affect some Alabama families and residents, and they deserve to have access to quick and compassionate services to help them take steps toward recovery and prevent further abuse,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to support these organizations who help victims navigate the legal system and begin to heal.”
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation and water resources management.
“ADECA shares Gov. Ivey’s dedication to helping victims of domestic abuse by making sure they and those who are assisting them have the resources they need as they rebuild their lives,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.
The following grants were awarded to organizations that provide direct services:
Baldwin Family Violence Shelter (Baldwin, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe): $262,197
Penelope House (Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Washington): $282,806
The House of Ruth Inc. (Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike): $427,034
Legal Services Alabama Inc. (Madison): $34,293
Family Sunshine Center (Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery): $838,802
Columbus Alliance for Battered Women Inc. (Russell): $74,875
SafeHouse of Shelby County Inc. (Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Shelby): $519,145
King’s Home (Jefferson, Shelby): $449,698
SAN Inc., better known as Turning Point (Bibb, Fayette, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa): $216,397
Domestic Violence Intervention Center (Chambers, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Tallapoosa): $194,181
2nd Chance Inc. (Calhoun, Cleburne, Etowah, Talladega): $313,523
Family Resource Center of Northwest Alabama Inc. (Walker): $167,029
Victim Services of Cullman Inc. (Cullman): $292,811
Safeplace, Inc. (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, Winston): $1,366,222
One Place of the Shoals (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, Winston): $50,593
Domestic Violence Crisis Services (Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall): $171,143
Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. (Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Morgan): $689,431
Selma and Blackbelt Regional Abuse Sanctuary Inc. (Dallas, Greene, Marengo, Perry, Sumter and Wilcox): $156,332
YWCA Central Alabama (Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair): $673,051