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Ivey awards grants to assist domestic violence, sexual assault victims

The funds will provide services including safe shelter, crisis lines, counseling, referrals, advocacy and assistance in filing victims’ compensation claims.

Governor Kay Ivey gave the keynote speech at the Rotary Club of Anniston Luncheon Tuesday June, 15, 2021 in Anniston, Ala. (Governor's Office/Hal Yeager)

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

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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

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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

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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

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