Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling nearly $2.5 million to support agencies that serve domestic violence victims in 17 counties in north and central Alabama. One of those agencies is 2nd Chance Inc.
“These agencies provide professional assistance and services that are indispensable for victims and their families,” Ivey said. “They offer victims a safe haven while also striving to restore hope and break the cycle of violence. I commend the staff members of each agency for their compassionate care of victims.”
2nd Chance Inc. received two grants totaling $386,319 to provide safe shelter and supportive services for domestic and sexual violence victims in Calhoun, Cleburne, Etowah and Talladega counties.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering these grants from funds provided by the U.S. Department of Justice.
“Domestic violence has a destructive impact on families and is a public health concern for communities,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in supporting the efforts of these nonprofit organizations that are aimed at healing and prevention.”
ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, victim programs, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation.