$7.1M awarded to AL domestic violence and sexual assault service providers


MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Multiple organizations around the state that provide services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims were recently awarded grants totaling $7.1 million. 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. Kay 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 (ADECA) 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