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December 19, 2019
Gov. Ivey awards grants to assist victims in east Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded almost $35,000 to two east Alabama agencies that help victims of domestic violence and rape.

Gov. Ivey awarded $20,448 to the Domestic Violence Intervention Center in Opelika which provides services for victims in Chambers, Lee, Macon, Randolph and Tallapoosa counties. The governor also awarded $14,389 to Rape Counselors of East Alabama. The Auburn-based agency offers assistance to victims in Chambers, Lee, Macon and Tallapoosa counties.

“Victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault should have a place to seek refuge and receive help,” Gov. Ivey said. “These agencies fulfill that need for victims in east Alabama by offering free, professional services when the need arises.”

Gov. Ivey awarded other grants to both agencies earlier in the year for services that include 24-hour availability, emergency shelter, hospital accompaniment and court assistance.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds provided by the U.S. Department of Justice.

“ADECA is committed to working with Gov. Ivey and these agencies to ensure that victims do not have to face the world alone in their time of crisis,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

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


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