Ivey awards grants to help domestic violence victims

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, October 2, 2019

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants to two nonprofit organizations that serve victims of domestic violence in east Alabama.

According to a news release from the governor’s office, a $69,731 grant to the Domestic Violence Intervention Center in Opelika will help the organization continue providing a 24-hour telephone line, emergency shelter, support groups, court advocacy and other services to domestic violence victims in Chambers, Lee, Macon, Randolph and Tallapoosa counties.

“For anyone feeling trapped in domestic violence situations, there is help available 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Ivey said in a news release. “I commend the Domestic Violence Intervention Center and the House of Ruth for the vital services they provide to victims of these horrible crimes.”

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

“Gov. Ivey understands the importance of services and assistance being available year-round to domestic violence victims, and ADECA joins her in commending these two organizations for the important work they do for victims each and every day,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said in a news release.