Two state grants totaling $140,828 will fund Lawrence County programs to help abused children and victims of domestic violence.

State Rep. Chris Sainato announced the grants Thursday.

The Pennsylvania Commission administers the funds on Crime and Delinquency.

"The programs funded by these grants provide essential services such as medical care, intervention, counseling, and advocacy for children who have been abused and residents who have been traumatized by domestic violence," Sainato said. "When someone in our community falls prey to violence or abuse, the impact extends far beyond the immediate victim. Everyone – children, parents, grandparents – even future generations – can feel the effects."

Sainato says the grants will provide services to those traumatized by violence or abuse to heal and return to productive lives in the community.

The grants include $70,414 each to the Children's Advocacy Center of Lawrence County and the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County.