BOSTON — Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, who administers the Massachusetts Address Confidentiality Program, is applauding the approval of new grant funding for providers of services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking.
“As Massachusetts continues to battle an epidemic of domestic violence, I applaud Governor Healey for signing into law a new statewide domestic violence service provider grant program,” said Galvin. “This program will enable my office to give funding to organizations that will help spread awareness of the many services already available to those who have been abused, sexually assaulted, or stalked.”
For those trying to get out of an abusive relationship, Galvin said this state program is here to help.
“The Address Confidentiality Program works closely with non-profit organizations who provide critical care and support to those fleeing abusive homes and relationships,” said Galvin. “These organizations, together with mental health professionals, law enforcement, and other government agencies, must all work together to ensure that those who face violence at home know that there are services available to them, to help them get out of those situations.”
And when it comes to this problem, he said he has high hopes for the state program.
“I look forward to administering this new grant program, and to working closely with our partners around the commonwealth in putting an end to this upsurge of violence.”