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$630,000 STATE GRANT TO HELP FUND PROJECTS FOR DOMESTIC-ABUSE VICTIMS

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A state Division of Community Development committee has awarded $630,000 to fund seven projects designed to protect victims of domestic violence.

It will provide $24,000 for a new $2.3 million, 26,000-square-foot shelter in Davis County. The shelter, a project by the Davis Citizens Coalition Against Violence, would house 36 women and children."The Legislature and Gov. Leavitt recognized domestic violence as an issue that must be addressed when they appropriated the money during the past legislative session," said Carol Nixon, director of the Division of Com-mu-ni-ty Development.

The money also will provide the DOVE Center in St. George with $36,000 to serve Washington County. Seekhaven, a three-bedroom shelter in Moab, received $4,000.

Ichthos of Park City will get $80,000 to build a $1.2 million, 14-bed facility for homeless women and children who have suffered abuse. The project should be completed by the end of September.

Three other shelters including the South Valley Sanctuary in Salt Lake County, Your Community Connection of Ogden and the YWCA in Salt Lake City received the balance of the grant.