COLUMBUS— State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced today that through the Attorney General’s office, $950,000 will be distributed to Ohio domestic violence shelters throughout the state. The Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties was one of the shelters named and will receive approximately $17,812.50 in funding for domestic violence grants and statewide training grants.
“We need to stay home to stay safe, but unfortunately for many women and children, home is the least safe space for them,” Galonski said. “We need to maintain social distancing, but we also need to stay safe. This money allows battered women’s shelters to continue to do their incredible work of keeping survivors of domestic violence safe from not only their abusers, but also this virus.”
48 domestic violence shelters across the state will receive equal funding after $95,000 is allocated to the statewide domestic violence coalition. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network received the training grant to ensure that recipients statewide will abide by federal and state standards in regards to services provided for survivors.
Galonski represents the House District 35 which includes parts of Akron and Barberton.