House of Ruth receives grant to add new advocate

Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 3:34 PM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The House of Ruth here in Dothan plans to add another staff member. That’s thanks to an $80,000 grant from the state.

The organization provides domestic abuse victims support with housing, clothing, and access to legal resources. By adding another advocate, the organization hopes to help even more women with the process of leaving an abusive relationship.

House of Ruth’s Executive Director Angela Underwood stated, “The abuser will have someone hired.... an attorney and the victims don’t. All they have is us their advocates. Again, we are not legal we are there for support.”

The House is currently not accepting donations of used items due to COVID-19, but they are accepting new items and monetary donations.

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