King’s Ranch, Hannah’s home receive grant

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Victims of domestic violence will continue to have a safe haven in Chelsea, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The $175,000 grant will be released from the Transitional Housing Grant Program to the King’s Ranch and Hannah Homes Inc. located in Chelsea, U.S. senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala) said Monday.

&uot;These funds will help give victims of domestic violence, along with their dependents, transitional housing and assistance,&uot; Shelby said, &uot;while helping them find and secure a home.&uot;

The grant is aimed at victims who are homeless as a result of fleeing a situation of domestic violence.

Through the grant, people will also have access to services such as transportation, counseling, childcare services, case management and employment counseling.

&uot;We’re really thrilled to receive this grant,&uot; King’s Ranch and Hannah Home director Sharon Roach said.

&uot;It will help us meet the needs of an ever-growing population of domestic violence victims and homeless women and children.

Roach said her organization will use the grant funds to help better transition women through the group’s four-step program.

&uot;This will really enhance the program and allow us to help these women and children transition onto being on their own again.

&uot;These women have been put down for years and this is a great way for us to help them get back up.&uot;