More COVID-19 response money is available for families experiencing domestic violence in Indianapolis.
The funding is being distributed to three local organizations to assist families with housing and other resources needed to get out of a domestic violence situation. The groups include the Domestic Violence Network, Families First and Silent No More
The Indianapolis City-County Council recently approved the $55,000 in CARES Act funds.
The Office of Public Health and Safety Director of Community Violence Reduction Shonna Majors said support can mean a way out.
“It takes strength and courage for anyone to leave an abusive situation," Majors said. "We have available resources for anyone seeking to leave their abusers when they’re ready.”
That extends a program started with the Domestic Violence Network this spring that provides hotel rooms, transportation and other needs. Twenty families will be able to benefit from the funding, which runs through the end of the year.