Crisis shelters in Lima, Van Wert get state funds

COLUMBUS — Crossroads Crisis Center in Allen County and the Van Wert YWCA are among 48 domestic violence shelters statewide to share in nearly $1 million in funds to assist battered men, women and children in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost day announced the distributions on Tuesday.

“While we have been asked to stay at home, sometimes home isn’t the safest place,” Yost said. “Thanks to the General Assembly, this money will be used to keep life-saving services available to those who need to escape dangerous environments.”

Funds will be used to further the recipients’ mission of providing services, including prevention services, to survivors and co-survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking.

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