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August 7, 2019
Gov. Ivey awards grant to assist domestic violence victims in the Wiregrass
MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded an $865,520 grant to a nonprofit organization that serves victims of domestic violence in southeast Alabama.

The grant to the House of Ruth Inc. will enable the organization to continue providing a 24-hour telephone helpline, counseling, transportation, case management, hospital accompaniment, referrals to other community support services and assistance with crime victims compensation. The organization serves domestic violence victims in Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike counties.

“Domestic violence crimes affect all areas of our society, but there is professional help available 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend the House of Ruth staff for their dedication to helping those in need in Alabama’s Wiregrass region.”

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 understands the importance of these services being available to those experiencing the trauma of domestic violence,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA joins her in commending House of Ruth for their work in helping those in need in the Wiregrass.”

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

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

Gov. Ivey notified Jacqueline Mills of the House of Ruth that the grant had been approved.


Contact: Josh Carples; Mike Presley

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