DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The House of Ruth will receive more than $39,000 for domestic violence education and training.
This grant is a continuation grant that the House of Ruth in Dothan reapplied for and it will allow a prevention educator to work with law enforcement, social service workers, and other first responders on issues having to do with domestic violence and sexual assault.
The prevention educator will also go into high schools and colleges and work with the staff at each location.
The House of Ruth serves Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Pike counties.
“Anyone gathering that needs information about domestic violence and our victims and the signs of domestic violence; anywhere that she is able to go and enlighten others on what domestic violence is and what to look for,” House of Ruth, Executive Director Angela Underwood said. “She is available to do that and we are to make that possible with this grant.”
The House of Ruth will be cohosting a listening session on Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence at the Alfred Saliba Center. They are expected to discuss how to protect victims of domestic violence better.