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Gov. Ivey awards grants to assist sexual assault victims in Alabama

The 13 grants covering all 67 Alabama counties will ensure victims can receive medical attention, counseling and support.

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Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $2.7 million to help reduce sexual assault in Alabama and assist victims.

The 13 grants covering all 67 Alabama counties will ensure victims can receive medical attention, counseling and support. Agencies receiving funds also assist law enforcement agencies in pursuing and prosecuting offenders.

“Sexual assault is a hideous and inexcusable crime that even with medical help and counseling can leave long-lasting emotional scars,” Gov. Kay Ivey said. “I commend these agencies for reaching out and providing care and compassion to help victims in their critical time of need.”

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

“ADECA stands with Gov. Ivey in her support of these agencies that are there at all times to provide comfort and understanding for victims, and we fully endorse the governor’s tenacity in seeing that offenders are prosecuted,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

Agencies awarded funds and their coverage areas are:

One Place of the Shoals (Florence) – $101,052 to provide services in Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion and Winston counties.

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Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. (Huntsville) – $191,432 to provide services in Jackson, Limestone, Madison and Morgan counties.

Family Services of North Alabama (Guntersville) – $146,115 to provide services in DeKalb and Marshall counties.

Crisis Center Inc. (Birmingham) – $426,312 to provide services in Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair and Walker counties.

The WellHouse (St. Clair County) – $516,377 to provide services statewide.

Tuscaloosa Safe Center Inc. (Tuscaloosa) – $167,603 to provide services in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.

SAN (Turning Point) (Tuscaloosa) – $38,678 to provide services in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.

University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) – $306,842 to provide services in Tuscaloosa County.

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SafeHouse of Shelby County Inc. (Pelham) – $218,971 to provide services in Chilton, Clay, Coosa and Shelby counties.

Rape Counselors of East Alabama (Auburn) – $130,644 to provide services in Chambers, Lee, Macon, Russell and Tallapoosa counties.

Montgomery Area Family Violence Program (Family Sunshine Center) (Montgomery) – $228,922 to provide services in Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery counties.

Family Counseling Center of Mobile Inc. – $188,231 to provide services in Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties.

Baldwin Family Violence Shelter (The Lighthouse) (Robertsdale) – $58,424 to provide services in Baldwin, Conecuh, Escambia and Monroe 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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