House of Ruth in Dothan is a nonprofit group that helps victims recover from the trauma of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
With the help of two state grants, it is able to continue providing services in the Wiregrass.
Alabama Governor Bob Riley has awarded continuing grants totaling more than $120,000 dollars to the House of Ruth.
The organization provides shelter, a crisis hotline, counseling and advocacy services for those in Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike Counties.
It assists victims 24 hours a day from its offices in Dothan and Troy.
The House of Ruth also conducts presentations to educate residents about domestic violence prevention and to raise awareness of the free services available for victims.
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