Three local victim service providers were awarded $138,677.44 in Family Violence Prevention Grants from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Friday, November 4.

In Mahoning County, the Christina House received $40,000 and COMPASS Family and Community Services received $58,677.44.

In Trumbull County, Family & Community Services Inc., Someplace Safe received $40,000.

Across 51 Ohio counties, DeWine provided 67 victim service providers with grants from the 2022 Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Program. The funding amounted to $3.6 million.

"The work of these agencies to support survivors of domestic violence and their families in critical," DeWine said. "Each organization receiving funding serves as a safe haven for Ohioans in need."

According to the release, the federal FVPSA Program was established to create, maintain and expand on programs that prevent domestic violence, provide shelter to victims and provide specialized services to children exposed to domestic violence.