Crisis Services awarded more than half a million dollars in grants |
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Crisis Services awarded more than half a million dollars in grants
Crisis Services of North Alabama is getting more than half a million dollars in grants, aimed at helping victims of domestic violence across the Tennessee Valley. Governor Robert Bentley made the announcement Friday morning. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation, water resource management, job training and career development. Crisis Services of North Alabama is using the grant funds to provide confidential emergency shelter and a 24-hour crisis counseling hotline for victims and their children in Jackson, Limestone, Madison and Morgan counties. The organization also assists rape victims with legal advocacy, support groups and case management through victim service coordinators.