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Area Child Advocacy Centers Receive State Funds

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(Columbus) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that grant funding has been awarded to support child advocacy centers and trauma recovery centers whose finances have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three of these are in central and southeastern Ohio. They include:
Hope’s Place, Lawrence County, $21,804.51 
Harcum House, Lancaster, $21,896.99 
Athens Co. Child Advocacy Center, Athens, $427.90

Payments totaling more than $800,000 were awarded to 17 centers to help with revenue losses and other pandemic-related costs incurred between March 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021.

“The services these centers provide are essential for helping young victims of crime process trauma and navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system,” said Governor DeWine. “The coronavirus relief funding we’re awarding will replace revenue lost due to the pandemic in an effort to help these agencies continue providing their critical services.” 

This opportunity is funded through the CARES Act, and funds are being administered by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the Ohio Office of Budget and Management.