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February 14, 2022 Group Watch: Governor Ivey Awards $2.6M to Assist Domestic Violence Victims

Governor Kay Ivey awarded $2.6 million in grants to assist victims of domestic violence as they escape from abusive situations and rebuild their lives. The governor awarded the funds to the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence and seven nonprofit agencies that serve victims in their communities. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available to Alabama by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The awards were as follows:

  • SafePlace Inc. (Florence): $1.4 million to provide emergency shelter, counseling and assistance to victims in six surrounding counties.
  • YWCA Central Alabama (Birmingham): $135,000 for awareness and prevention services in Jefferson, Blount and St. Clair counties.
  • Turning Point (Tuscaloosa): $45,000 to provide emergency shelter, advocacy and counseling to nine adjacent counties.
  • SABRA Sanctuary Inc. (Selma): $32,810 for prevention and education for six surrounding counties.
  • Family Counseling Center of Mobile Inc. (Mobile): $219,000 to assist victims in Clark, Mobile and Washington counties.
  • The Lighthouse – Baldwin Family Violence Shelter (Robertsdale): $67,973 to provide services to victims in Baldwin and Escambia counties.

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