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Families in Crisis receives grant to support domestic violence victims
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McMinnville Mayor Jimmy Haley has proclaimed October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Families in Crisis accepted the proclamation on Wednesday. Pictured, from left, are Kelsey West, Mayor Haley, Kristy Stubblefield, and Shawnda Ramsey.
Families in Crisis is taking a stand to break the silence in which domestic violence thrives and provide victims with the means to leave an abusive relationship. Toward that endeavor, Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has awarded a federal Emergency Solutions Grant to Families in Crisis for $55,000.“FIC wants to decrease the likelihood a victim will return to the abuser by improving their ability to remain self-sufficient,” said Families in Crisis executive director Kristy Stubblefield. “We are very thankful to have received the Emergency Solutions Grant through THDA.”The grant, says Stubblefield, allows the organization to provide a broad spectrum of comprehensive services to help victims of domestic/ sexual violence improve their overall well-being by providing them with the resources to become safe, independent, mentally/ physically healthy, and economically self-sufficient.