DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan’s House of Ruth will receive almost $80,000 in grant money as part of an initiative by Gov. Kay Ivey to provide services to domestic violence victims statewide.

Over the past few years, the House of Ruth has received this grant to provide support services and court advocacy for their clients.

This grant specifically provides assistance with protection from abuse orders and accompanies clients to court for various reasons.

“In most cases, our victims don’t have an opportunity to have legal assistance, and we are not legal, but advocates and we can be there for them,” House of Ruth Executive Director, Angela Underwood said. “In many cases the abuser, they have hired an attorney, and of course, they have representation there. Whereas without this grant, they would have no representation, not that we are legal, but we are there to support them.”

If you are in need of any of the House of Ruth’s services, you can call their 24/7 hotline at 334-793-2232.