Harriet’s House awarded grants totaling $122k

Published 4:15 pm Monday, November 26, 2012

Two state grants totaling $122,170 will help a nonprofit group continue providing professional assistance and a safe haven to domestic violence victims in five counties.

Harriet’s House assists abuse victims in Marengo, Choctaw, Clarke, Greene and Sumter counties. The organization operates a 16-bed shelter located in Marengo County and provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, transportation assistance and support groups for victims.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant 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.

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Bentley informed Charlotte Webb, chairperson of the organization’s board of directors, that the grants had been approved. Matching funds of $30,542 will supplement the awards.