Ad Spot

Governor awards grants to assist domestic violence victims in north Alabama

MONTGOMERY Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a total of $350,275 to support four agencies in north Alabama that help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Each organization provides assistance programs, works to prevent further abuse and distributes educational materials to organizations in their local areas.

“Domestic violence victims always deserve access to professional help, and we must also work toward preventing further abuse,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend these agencies for responding to victims and offering programs to prevent future abuse.”

Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc., based in Huntsville, is using $145,000 in grant funds to serve victims in Madison, Jackson, Limestone and Morgan counties. The agency provides shelter and related services in addition to conducting preventive educational programs for college and high school students. Matching funds of $36,250 will supplement the grant.

Other agencies receiving grant funds are Safeplace Inc. of Florence,  Victim Services of Cullman, and Domestic Violence Crisis Services in Albertville.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available to the state from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Gov. Ivey is dedicated to ensuring that victims continue to receive the services they need and that abusers are held accountable,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA is pleased to join with Gov. Ivey to support these agencies.”

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

James Clemens High School

James Clemens senior Michael Pham receives COVID-19 vaccination

Madison

MCS says 150 students quarantined at Discovery, no change in school schedules

Madison

Winter Knights tourney attracts 92 chess players

Madison

Great Kindness Challenge helps dispel bullying at Madison elementary

Bob Jones High School

Kendall Randolph Explains Crimson Tide’s Fight Through COVID Protocol Led To Championship Ring

Liberty Middle School

Lacie Ring impressed everyone with her vibrant personality

Harvest

Petrosky retired as Lieutenant General after 37 years in Army

Madison

Madison City Chess League names 2021 Board of Directors

Madison

Governor Ivey extends Safer at Home order

Bob Jones High School

MCS to present ‘Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior’ to help parents

Madison

Madison Hospital Fundraiser offers socially distanced option for the perfect Valentine’s Date night

Huntsville

HBC returns to the stage with “Bridge the Ballet” Feb. 12

Madison

Gas prices are up as demand recovers, oil prices rise

Bob Jones High School

Nick McRae promoted to Captain in Madison Police Department

Harvest

Heart of the Valley YMCA receives philanthropist’s gift of $2 million

Madison

MCCL to host 2021 All-Girls State Championship on Feb. 20

Harvest

Hickam saw major combat in Vietnam, including Dak To, Mang Yang Pass

Business

Orr files COVID-19 liability protection bill

Madison

Lawmaker: Local school boards need say in extended school closures

Madison

Sew Happy members discover, share ideas and designs

Madison

Madison school nurses administered COVID vaccination shots

Madison

Madison at The Range becomes one of the area’s first senior living communities to offer vaccine

Madison

Madison County placed in “low risk” level for COVID

Madison

Nearly $1 million awarded to SAIL Alabama summer learning programs

x