Governor Kay Ivey has awarded 25 grants totaling more than $ 9.5 million to help victims of crime across Alabama.
The organizations that receive funding offer a variety of services that support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and other crimes. Services can include counseling, safe shelter, advocacy in court, legal services, and more.
âI am very grateful to these organizations across our state who provide assistance to residents of their communities in times of need,â Governor Ivey said. “These organizations make sure that help is available for victims of crime 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administers grants from funds made available by the US Department of Justice. ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, victim services, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation, broadband expansion, and recreation. .
“ADECA stands with Governor Ivey in supporting these organizations and the important work they do across Alabama,” said ADOA Director Kenneth Boswell. “These funds will help each organization continue to serve the people of Alabama.”
The following grants have been awarded:
- $ 89,000 to Family Service Center Inc. serving Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston counties.
- $ 49,500 to Alabama Legal Services Inc. This grant provides assistance for Madison County, but the organization serves the entire state.
- $ 77,583 to Thrive in Alabama(AIDS Action Coalition of Huntsville Inc.) serving Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston counties.
- $ 523,000 to AshaKiran Inc. This grant provides assistance to Jackson, Limestone, Madison, and Montgomery counties, but the organization provides some services statewide.
- $ 313,166 to Cullman Victim Services, Inc. which serves Cullman County.
- $ 107,651 to 2sd Chance Inc. which serves Calhoun, Cleburne, Etowah and Talladega counties.
- $ 47,000 to Calhoun County Family Service Center Inc. which serves Calhoun County.
- $ 178,640 to Northwestern Alabama Family Resource Center Inc. which serves Walker County.
- $ 47,250 to Humane Society of Shelby County Inc. serving Blount, Clay, Coosa, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties.
- $ 719,840 to YWCA Central Alabama serving Blount, Jefferson and St. Clair counties.
- $ 150,720 to Bessemer Cut Off Advocacy Center Inc. which serves Jefferson County.
- $ 335,000 to Alabama Hispanic Interest Coalition which serves Blount, Chilton, Jefferson and Shelby counties.
- $ 231,440 to Turning point (SAN Inc.) which serves Bibb, Fayette, Hale, Lamar, Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties.
- $ 207,680 to Intervention center against domestic violencewhich serves Chambers, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell and Tallapoosa counties.
- $ 148,800 to Tri-County Children’s Advocacy Centerwhich serves Chambers, Randolph and Tallapoosa counties.
- $ 80,080 to Port of Hope(Columbus Alliance for Battered Women Inc.) serving Russell County.
- $ 424,170 to One Place Family Justice Center serving victims of domestic violence in Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery counties.
- $ 266,000 to One Place Family Justice Center serving victims of sexual assault in Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, Perry and Wilcox counties.
- $ 989,114 at Family sun center (Montgomery Area Family Violence Program Inc.) which serves victims of family violence in Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery counties.
- $ 266,343 to Family sun center (Montgomery Area Family Violence Program Inc.) which serves victims of sexual assault in Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery counties.
- $ 361,613 at Family sun center (Montgomery Area Family Violence Program Inc.) for the services they provide statewide.
- $ 280,424 to Lighthouse(Baldwin Family Violence Shelter) which serves Baldwin, Conecuh, Escambia and Monroe counties.
- $ 90,000 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving which serves the families of victims injured or killed by impaired drivers statewide.
- $ 1.6 million to Alabama CASA Network Inc. which provides court-appointed attorneys for victims of abuse statewide.
- $ 1.9 million to Alabama Department of Human Resources which serves victims of elder abuse statewide.
In addition to grants, many of these organizations rely on local private donations to ensure that their services are available free to victims year round.