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Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Over $2 Million to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in NH
Press Release from Senator Jeanne Shaheen
October 6, 2021
(Washington,DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH),Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW),announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive $2,091,532 in OVW grants. The funding will support projects that help survivors find safety and justice, as well as those that train an array of professionals to address the prevalence of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking across our communities.
“During the pandemic, we have seen an increase in calls to our state’s domestic and sexual violence crisis centers as survivors have faced isolation and acts of violence have escalated in homes across New Hampshire. These federal funds will allow crisis centers to continue serving as a lifeline to survivors and will strengthen our statewide response to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. Thank you to our Congressional delegation for continuing to stand with survivors, we are deeply appreciative of your efforts to secure these critical resources,” said Amanda Grady Sexton, Director of Public Affairs at the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.