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ADECA

August 7, 2019
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Governor awards grant to help domestic violence victims in south Alabama
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MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $652,882 grant to a nonprofit organization that assists victims of domestic violence in four south Alabama counties.

The grant to the Baldwin Family Violence Shelter in Robertsdale will help the organization continue providing services including a 24-hour crisis line, safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, case management, community education and prevention services. The organization serves domestic violence victims in Baldwin, Conecuh, Escambia and Monroe counties.

“For those who have been affected by these horrible and personal crimes, there is professional help available 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend the staff of the Baldwin Family Violence Shelter for the important work they do each day to assist those recovering from violence.”

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

“Gov. Ivey is a strong advocate for crime victims, and ADECA joins her in commending the Baldwin Family Violence Shelter staff for the vital services they provide to those in need,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

Along with grant funding, the organization relies on local, private donations to ensure that services remain available year-round at no cost to victims.

ADECA manages a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, victim services, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation development.

Gov. Ivey notified Jason Spry, the shelter’s board president, that the grant had been approved.

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Contact: Josh Carples; Mike Presley

For more information, visit:  http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/