The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs announced on Thursday that Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) has awarded $6.8 million in grants to help provide services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
The funds will provide services including safe shelter, crisis lines, counseling, referrals, advocacy, community education and prevention services as well as training and resources to local law enforcement and nonprofit agencies.
“Sadly, domestic violence affects some Alabama families and residents, and they deserve to have access to quick and compassionate services to help them navigate the process of preventing further abuse,” Ivey said. “I am pleased to support these organizations who help victims as well as assist with investigations.”
ADECA is administering the grants from federal funds made available to the state 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 and training they need,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.
The following grants were awarded to organizations that provide direct services:
The Baldwin Family Violence Shelter received $62,045. It serves Baldwin, Conecuh, Escambia, and Monroe Counties.
The Family Counseling Center of Mobile Inc. received $55,000. It serves Mobile, Clarke, and Washington Counties.
Penelope House received two grants totaling $421,804. It serves Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington counties.
The City of Andalusia in Covington County received $134,400.
The House of Ruth Inc. received $79,176. It serves Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Pike Counties.
SABRA Sanctuary Inc. received $167,200. It serves Dallas, Greene, Marengo, Perry, Sumter, and Wilcox Counties.
Legal Services Alabama, Inc. received $82,984. It serves Autauga, Bullock, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, and Pike Counties.
Family Sunshine Center received $110,575. It serves Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, and Montgomery Counties.
The Columbus Alliance for Battered Women, Inc. in Russell County received $42,990.
Rape Counselors of East Alabama received $152,000. It serves Chambers, Lee, Macon, Russell, and Tallapoosa Counties.
SafeHouse of Shelby County Inc. received three grants totaling $868,504. It serves Chilton, Clay, Coosa, and Shelby Counties.
The King’s Home, serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties received $480,960.
SAN Inc., better known as Turning Point, received $50,908. It serves the people of Bibb, Fayette, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa Counties.
The Domestic Violence Intervention Center received $85,000. It serves Chambers, Lee, Macon, Randolph, and Tallapoosa Counties.
2nd Chance Inc. received three grants totaling $573,146. It serves Calhoun, Cleburne, Etowah, and Talladega Counties.
Family Resource Center of Northwest Alabama Inc., serving Walker County, received $27,448.
The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama was awarded $92,377. It serves Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair, Shelby, and Walker Counties.
Victim Services of Cullman Inc. received two grants totaling $98,853. It serves Cullman and Winston Counties.
Safeplace, Inc. serves Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, and Winston Counties. It was awarded $120,000.
One Place of the Shoals serves Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, and Marion Counties. It received two grants totaling $171,680.
Domestic Violence Crisis Services, serving Marshall County, received two grants totaling $244,802.
Crisis Services of North Alabama, Inc. serves Jackson, Limestone, Madison, and Morgan Counties. It received three grants totaling $1.1 million.
Crisis Center Inc. serves Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, and Walker Counties. It received $496,000.
Tuscaloosa SAFE Center received $195,000. It serves Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa Counties.
Family Services of North Alabama, serving DeKalb and Marshall Counties, received $170,000.
AshaKiran received $153,869. It serves Jackson, Limestone, and Madison Counties.
The Alabama Coalition Against Rape (statewide) was awarded $223,200.
The University of Alabama, serving Tuscaloosa County, received $357,000.