Opportunity House receives $75K grant

Published 12:03 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

Opportunity House has been awarded a $75,608 grant awarded by Gov. Robert Bentley to help ensure that domestic violence victims in Covington, Conecuh and Monroe counties continue to have a safe haven.

Opportunity House offers victims safe shelter, a 24-hour crisis telephone line, individual and group counseling and transportation. The organization’s court advocates prepare victims for legal proceedings and accompany them to court appearances.

Bentley informed ChaLea Tisdale, president of the organization’s board, that the grant had been approved. Along with grant funds, the organization relies on private donations to ensure that services continue to be offered to victims free of charge.

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.