Ivey awards SABRA Sanctuary ADECA grant

Published 9:56 am Thursday, December 26, 2019

Local abuse shelter SABRA Sanctuary has been awarded a $26,000 grant from Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to assist in its mission to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Dallas, Greene, Marengo, Perry, Sumter and Wilcox counties.

San Inc., also known as Turning Point, was also awarded a grant in the amount of $43,000 to serve victims in Bibb, Fayette Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.

“Navigating the court system can feel complicated and daunting for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault,” said Ivey. “I commend the staff members of these organizations for ensuring that victims get the help and guidance they need to stay safe and obtain the justice they deserve.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

“Gov. Ivey is a strong advocate for victims of these crimes and ADECA joins her in commending these two agencies for the important work they do to help victims in their communities,” said ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell.

The two grants will supplement previous awards from earlier this year, including a $292,944 grant for SABRA Sanctuary awarded in May and a $476,855 grant to Turning Point awarded in July.

Along with grants, the two nonprofit organizations rely on local, private donations to ensure that free services are available year-round.