Gov. Ivey awards $1.3 million to Alabama domestic violence agencies

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Gov. Kay Ivey (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Seventeen nonprofit domestic violence agencies across Alabama will receive additional financial assistance through the state’s Domestic Violence Trust Fund, Gov. Kay Ivey announced.

Among the agencies selected, the House of Ruth in Houston, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, and Henry are allocated to receive funds via the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

“Domestic violence should not be an issue, yet it occurs and unfortunately infiltrates every segment of society and every part of the state,” Ivey said. “These funds go to help those who are impacted by the ugliness of domestic violence by providing them with shelter and security.”

The House of Ruth and each county it serves offers housing for families and single women, trauma-informed daycare for children, and free counseling to domestic abuse survivors.

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