Rose Haven will use the grant to continue its outreach and domestic violence prevention programs in Cherokee, DeKalb and Etowah counties. The organization addresses the immediate safety and shelter needs of families seeking relief from the threat of physical harm, harassment and psychological abuse.
Victims of domestic violence need and deserve compassionate, professional assistance, Riley said. I commend Rose Havens efforts to help victims when they need it most.
The centers prevention activities include training programs for law enforcement agencies, advocacy groups and civic and religious organizations, as well as educational programs presented in schools, hospitals and health departments.
Rose Haven has sheltered more than 5,000 victims and answered more than 16,000 calls to its crisis hotline since it opened in 1985.
Riley awarded the grant from funds made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will administer the grant.
Matching funds of $9,926 will supplement the grant