Domestic Violence Program Cuts

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

The Haven, a domestic violence shelter in Valdosta tells us the Georgia Department of Human Services made recommendations to the Governor's budget about cutting these funds and replacing it with federal money from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program also know as TANF.

"When economic times are like they are domestic violence and sexual assault are on the rise and so just when you think you need to cut social service programs it's really a time when social programs are the most needed," said The Haven Executive Director Michelle Girtman.

Girtman says the state has assured her that TANF funds can be used for single women too, but she says if it can't she hopes the state reverses it's decision to cut funds.

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